The Incident Of The Fort Hood Shooting

1108 WordsJul 20, 20155 Pages
On November 5, 2009, the public gained knowledge about an incident that took place at an U.S. Army installation. Maj. Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 others. He was facing a deployment to one of the many war zones overseas (McFadden, 2009). There are many reports about this incident and what actually took place. From what I’ve gathered, Hasan went into a processing center where soldiers go before and after they come back from deployment. After Hasan’s shooting rampage, he was finally stopped when Army Military Police (MP) officers shot him a total of four times. He is now paralyzed from the waist down due to the shooting. The Fort Hood shooting marked the worst shooting ever to take place on a military installation state side, to record. There was almost no structural damage because he used hand guns instead of bombs, or what we call weapons of mass destruction. This attack is classified as a terrorist attack simply because of what the intention was at the beginning. In my own words, terrorist(s) is someone or groups that have different beliefs and want to force their belief onto you by any means necessary, which may include killing if one doesn’t comply. The local, state, and federal, as well as military, officers communicated well with each other and responded to the shooting in record breaking time. All of the injured personnel were transported to four different hospitals, to include the base hospital as well.
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