Fort Hood Shooting

Fort Hood Shooting - Fort Hood Shooting On November 5th...

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Fort Hood Shooting On November 5 th 2009 an Army Major named Nidal Malik Hasan went on a shooting spree at Fort Hood in Killeen Texas. Hasan was responsible for killing 13 individuals, and wounding an additional 29 people. Hasan was injured during the process, and was paralyzed from the neck down. He is now facing criminal charges from the Uniform Code of Military Justice. ( “ C B S N e w s” ) An interesting look at the timeline of the shooting that takes place reveals the process that was taken in dealing with the shooter. Around 1:30 PM on November 5 th 2009 Major Hasan entered his workplace, the Soldier Readiness Center, took a seat, and bowed his head ( B B C N e w s ) . It has been reported that Hasan bowed his head for several seconds, stood upon a table and shouted “Allahu Akbar!”. Immediately following his ‘holy yell’ he opened out in fire upon nearby soldiers in uniform. Soldiers around the area worked to cordon off a nearby theatre where a graduation ceremony was taking place. Soldiers that happened to be nearest to Hasan when he began his outbreak and shooting died in an effort to stop Hasan by throwing chairs, and charging him with tables. The first person on scene for the shooting was Sergeant Kimberly Munley who reportedly spotted Hasan and began to exchange fire with the man. Sergeant Munley was injured before she was able to neutralize the threat of Hasan. As Hasan continued to rage on firing more and more shots at soldiers in uniform medical response teams entered the building that Hasan had just exited ( S e v i l ) . The next civilian police officer on scene was Sergeant Mark Todd. Todd exchanged several shots with Hasan, five of which hit Hasan who dropped down to the floor. Sergeant Todd reported that Hasan was
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firing at people as they tried to run from his onslaught of fire. Todd placed Hasan in
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