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8 injured, shooter dead in Fort Hood shooting; base still on lockdown

FORT HOOD, TX (WWBT) -

A shooting has occurred at Fort Hood, a U.S. Army official confirmed to NBC News.

NBC News Chief Pentagon Correspondent Jim Miklaszewski reports eight people have been wounded, four critically in the shooting at Fort Hood. A shooter is dead, and the base remains on lockdown. A U.S. official confirmed that the shooter down is the only suspected shooter.

A supervisor at Scott & White Memorial Hospital told NBC News that they are treating three soldiers in critical condition.

Fort Hood tweeted out that "All personnel on post are asked to shelter in place." The message "SHELTER IN PLACE IMMEDIATELY. THIS IS NOT A TEST" is running at the top of the Fort Hood website.

According to NBC affiliate KCEN,  there are several injuries from this shooting and at least one patient being transported to the hospital.

A witness at the scene told KCEN about 90 police vehicles, SWAT, a police helicopter and about 21 ambulances are responding to the shooting. He said the alert for the shooting went out around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Military Police escorted a large group of men, women and children from a building at the scene and are searching them.

We are following this breaking news and will bring you updates as details are made available.

Click here to watch the LIVE report from KCEN on MOBILE: http://bit.ly/1hiB3Vt

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