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Fort Hood active shooter confirmed dead by military officials

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Update: Deceased shooter has been identified as Ivan Lopez, 34.

Breaking news from Fort Hood Army base in Killeen, Texas, eight wounded, four critically. KCEN reporting the shooter is now dead. The shooter's death confirmed by military officials, details continuing to pour in. The shooter was said to be in building 33026 which is the Medical Brigade Building. The installation on lockdown, CNN reporting Waco police asking those on post to stay away from windows and to keep doors closed and locked. The Justice Department now reporting gunman, identified as Ivan Lopez, 34, dead from self-inflicted gun shot wound.

Fort Hood tweeted, "all personnel on post are asked to shelter in place." Scott & White Memorial Hospital confirms that they are treating patients from the shooting at Fort Hood. The Foot Hood Press Center reports Carl R. Darnall Medical Center and other local hospitals also taking victims at this time. Site of a mass shooting in 2009, Fort Hood still under active shooting orders at this time. Fox 13 reporting of victims in the Battle Simulation Center on 65th and Warehouse.

CNN reporting Sheriff's deputies from Bell County and state troopers are assisting by securing the area around the post, according to Bell County Sheriff's Lt. Donnie Adams.

ABC reminding us of the deadly Foot Hood mass shooting in 2009, saying that afterwards military bases tightened security nationwide, even joining forces with an FBI intelligence sharing program, aimed at identifying terror threats. CNN adding all evening and night classes for the Central and Fort Hood campuses of Central Texas College (CTC) were canceled, according to the school's website. Personnel and students were told to evacuate CTC Central Campus.

Fort Hood officials preparing for a live press conference at this time, with President Obama vowing to get to the bottom of the incident.



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