A shooter in Army uniform opened fire around 1:30 Thursday afternoon at the Soldier Readiness Facility on Fort Hood in Killeen.
Fort Hood reported Friday morning that 13 are dead, 12 soldiers and one civlian, and 30 wounded.
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the parents of Pfc. Michael Pearson have told them that their 21 year old son is among the 12 soldiers killed.
Original reports said police fatally shot the shooter, Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan. Fort Hood officials are now saying he is not dead. He is currently in custody.
A press release indicated that Hassan was in stable condition, but the Associated Press is reporting that he was unconscious and on a ventilator.
Major Hasan was a psychiatrist on base.
Two other suspects were taken in to custody but have been released and not involved in the shootings.
Fort Hood LTG Robert Cone says the suspect used two handguns, one of which was semi-automatic, allowing for rapid fire. LTG Cone says there is no indication the handguns were military weapons.
Fort Hood soldiers do not carry weapons on base. However, LTG Cone says security will be increased within the next few days.
While the shootings were taking place, Killeen ISD put all Fort Hood schools on lockdown. Temple ISD was also placed on a "soft" lockdown.
LTG Cone says Fort Hood schools will be open on Friday.
Fort Hood is no longer on lockdown; people are allowed to come and go.
"This is a terrible tragedy but we'll work through it," LTG Cone said. He says soldiers reacted "tremendously" as he expected any American soldier would.
A female police officer, one of the first to respond to the incident, was shot but is alive and in stable condition at an area hospital.
LTG Cone says the top priority now is to care for the wounded.
Army and FBI officials are still investigating.
A press conference will be held at 6:30 am Friday.
Tune in to KCEN 9 News for live coverage of the press conference and the latest on this developing news story.
By: Rebekah Hood, Web Producer/Web Reporter