2009 Fort Hood shooting

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2009 Fort Hood shooting
Part of mass shootings in the United States
Fort Hood SWAT responding to the shooting
Location of the main cantonment of Fort Hood in Bell County
LocationFort Hood, Texas, U.S.
Coordinates31°8′33″N 97°47′47″W / 31.14250°N 97.79639°W / 31.14250; -97.79639
DateNovember 5, 2009; 14 years ago (2009-11-05)
c. 1:34 – c. 1:44 p.m. (CST)
Attack type
Mass shooting
Deaths14 (including 1 unborn child)[1]
33 (including the perpetrator)
PerpetratorNidal Hasan
MotiveIslamic extremism

On November 5, 2009, a mass shooting took place at Fort Hood, near Killeen, Texas.[1] Nidal Hasan, a U.S. Army major and psychiatrist, fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 others.[2]

It was the deadliest mass shooting on an American military base.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Soldier Opens Fire at Ft. Hood; 13 Dead". CBS News. November 5, 2009. Archived from the original on October 5, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2011.
  2. Rubin, Josh (August 6, 2013). "'I am the shooter,' Nidal Hasan tells Fort Hood court-martial". CNN. CNN. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  3. "Army reprimands 9 officers in Fort Hood shooting". USA Today. March 11, 2011.