November 5, 2009
At least 12 people have been shot dead and 31 others wounded after a US soldier went on the rampage at a military base in Texas.
The suspect, named as Major Malik Nadal Hasan, was killed on site after opening fire at the massive Fort Hood complex in Killeen.
Major Hasan, who was armed with two handguns, was thought to be in his late 30s and was an army psychiatrist.
He was due to be sent to Iraq soon but had aired grievances about the planned deployment, Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson told CNN.
Two other soldiers are being held as suspects following the mass shooting.
It took place at the Soldier Readiness Centre, where troops preparing for overseas deployment were getting last-minute medical checkups.
The two suspects were detained at a nearby building on the base.
Shootings took place at Soldier Readiness Centre. See this: http://www.crdamc.amedd.army.mil/default.asp?page=behavh