UPDATE-2: Shooter kills three at Fort Hood

A shooter killed three and injured more than a dozen others today at Fort Hood, according to published reports.

Media reports identified the shooter as 34-year-old Ivan Lopez. The shooter apparently killed himself following the rampage.

Injured personnel were transported to Carl R. Darnall Medical Center and other area hospitals, Fort Hood officials said. The post was placed on lock down following the shooting.

In 2009, Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, an American-born Muslim, killed 13 soldiers and injured more than 30 during a shooting at Fort Hood. He was subsequently convicted and sentenced to death.

“Any shooting is troubling. Obviously this reopens the pain of what happened at Fort Hood five years ago,” President Barack Obama said. “We know these families. We know their incredible service to our country and the sacrifices that they make.

“Obviously our thoughts and prayers were — are with the entire community,” Obama added. “And we are going to do everything we can to make sure that the community at Fort Hood has what it needs to deal with the current situation, but also any potential aftermath.”

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