Death toll now at 13 in Ft. Hood shooting spree - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Death toll now at 13 in Ft. Hood shooting spree

By Michael Addison -  email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Fort Hood officials say today will be a day of mourning for the victims of what's being called the worst shooting on an american military base in the U.S.

Thirteen people were killed, one death reported just this morning, after an army psychiatrist went on a shooting spree. More than 30 other soldiers were wounded, some of them seriously.

Officials say the shots were fired at the base's Soldier Readiness Center, where soldiers who are about to be deployed, or those returning, undergo medical screening.

The suspect has been identified as 39-year old Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan. He was shot during the attack, and is in stable condition at the hospital. He's currently in custody.

Lifeshare Blood Centers is responding to a request by blood banks in the Fort Hood area for 0 negative blood.  However, Lifeshare currently has no excess supply of that type.  O negative donors make up about 7% of the population. 

Southwest Louisiana residents who have O negative blood are being asked to donate at Lifeshare Blood Centers at 214 Dr. Michael DeBakey Drive.  For more information, call 337-436-4932.

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