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November 05, 2009

Suspected Fort Hood Gunman Identified As Major Malik Nadal Hasan....A Muslim Convert And A Psychiatrist. UPDATE: Other Suspects Released

ABC news reports.

The suspected gunman was identified as Major Malik Nadal Hasan. He was killed and two other suspects have been apprehended, Lt. Robert W. Cone said.

The gunman used two handguns, Cone said. He wasn't sure if the shooter reloaded the weapons during the attack.

The general called the attack "a terrible tragedy, stunning." He said the community was "absolutely devastated."

The extent of the injuries of victims "varies significantly," according to Cone.

President Obama called the Fort Hood shootings a "horrific outburst of violence."

"It if difficult enough to lose" soldiers overseas, but said it is "horrifying that they should lose their lives at an Army base in the U.S.," he said.

Chris Matthews is spinning like a top that it must be something, anything other than what we know so far.

Hutchison and Shep won't talk about the name because they don't want to insult anyone. Unbelievable. They say Major Malik Nadal Hasan was upset about having to deploy.

Fox will not use the name of Major Malik Nadal Hasan but a local radio reporter just broke Fox's embargo that he is a MUSLIM convert.

Commanding general says all shootings took place in the area of the processing center and around 1:30 cst.

It is absolutely incredible at how the media is willing to speculate about just about any possible motive other than the fact that the one named gunman is a recent MUSLIM convert. Obviously it's much more likely that he is a gang member or maybe opposed to the war or just nuts.

According to CBS he's a psychiatrist.

UPDATE: The two others were being held as suspects have been released.

This Aint Hell says Hasan has never deployed to a war zone.


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