FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) _ The commanding officer at Fort Hood, Texas confirmed that four people have been killed in a shooting on the Army post.
Lieutenant General Mark Milley said the four dead in Wednesday's shooting include the shooter, and said 16 were hurt.
General Milley did not identify the suspect, because his next of kin had not yet been notified. He said the suspected shooter was a soldier who had served four months in combat in Iraq in 2011. General Milley said the man was being assessed for PTSD, but had not been diagnosed with PTSD.
General Milley said the shooter walked into a building on post and opened fire, returned to his vehicle, and fired shots from there. He proceeded to another building on post, and continued shooting. He was confronted by a military police officer, who drew her weapon, and that's when the shooter put a pistol to his head, and killed himself.
General Milley said it did not appear that this act was connected to terrorism, but did not rule it out as a possibility.
Speaking from Chicago, President Barack Obama said he was following the situation closely and that the government will get to the bottom of what happened.
Officials at Scott and White Hospital in Temple say Darnall Army Community Hospital at Fort Hood transferred eight patients Wednesday, with one more en route.
Doctors say the eight already under treatment are all soldiers, seven men and one woman. Three are in critical condition and five are in serious condition and may be upgraded to fair condition by Thursday morning. Three patients are on ventilators, but the others are speaking.
Doctors say the eight had gunshot wounds to chest, abdomen, neck and extremities.
The Texas Army post was the scene of a mass shooting in 2009. Thirteen people were killed and more than 30 wounded in what was the deadliest attack on a domestic military installation in history.
Associated Press reporters Eric Tucker and Alicia Caldwell in Washington contributed to this report.