Four people are dead, including the shooter, at Fort Hood in Texas.
From President Obama’s remarks (posted on The Washington Post):
“I want to assure all of us we going to get to bottom of what happened. Any shooting is troubling. Obviously, this reopens the pain of what happened at Fort Hood five years ago. We know these families, we know the service to their country and the sacrifices that they make.
Obviously, our thoughts and prayers are with the entire community and we are going to do everything we can to make sure the community of Fort Hood has what it needs to deal with a tough situation but also any potential aftermath.
We’re heartbroken that something like this might have happened again. I don’t want to comment on the facts until we know exactly what happened.
But just for now I would hope that everyone across the country keep the families of Fort Hood in our thoughts and our prayers. The folks there have sacrificed so much on behalf of our freedom. Many of the people there have been on multiple tours of Iraq and Afghanistan, they served with valor, they served with distinction. At their home base they need to feel safe. We don’t yet know what happened tonight but obviously that sense of safety has been broken once again.”