Soldiers listen in the wings as Lt. Gen. Mark Milley address the media during a news conference at the main gate to Fort Hood, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Fort Hood, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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A soldier opened fire on fellow service members at the Fort Hood military base, killing three people and wounding 16 before committing suicide at the same post where more than a dozen people were slain in a 2009 attack, authorities said.The injured were taken to Darnall Army Community Hospital at Fort Hood and other local hospitals.The 2009 assault on Fort Hood was the deadliest attack on a domestic military installation in U.S. history. After the shooting began, the Army's official Twitter feed said the post had been locked down. Brooke Conover, whose husband was on base at the time of the shooting, said she found out about it while checking Facebook.In a hastily arranged statement in Chicago, Obama said he was following the situation closely. He said the shooting brought back painful memories of the 2009 attack. Obama reflected on the sacrifices that troops stationed at Fort Hood have made -- including enduring multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan was convicted and sentenced to death last year in that mass shooting.
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