Stars & Stripes on FORT HOOD, Texas —
A soldier believed to be a trauma psychiatrist opened fire at a U.S. Army base in Fort Hood, Texas on Thursday, unleashing a stream of gunfire that left 12 people dead and 31 wounded. Authorities killed the gunman, and apprehended two other soldiers suspected in what appears to be the worst mass shooting at a U.S. military base.
A law enforcement official identified the gunman as Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, listed by the Army as part of the services medical corps and was stationed at Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood. Hasan earlier completed a fellowship in Disaster and Preventive Psychiatry with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.