Fort Hood

Marisa Demarco
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A gunman killed 11 people and wounded 31 this afternoon at the Fort Hood soldier readiness area in Texas.

The gunman, killed by police response forces, has been identified as
Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan.

Two other soldiers are suspects.

Fort Hood is home to the Warrior Combat Stress Reset Program, which is designed to help soldiers overcome combat stress issues.

In June, Fort Hood’s commander, Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, told CNN that he was trying to ease the kind of stresses soldiers face. He has pushed for soldiers working a day schedule to return home for dinner by 6 p.m., and required his personal authorization for anyone working weekends. At the time, two soldiers stationed there had committed suicide in 2009 — a rate well below those of other posts.

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