Incident Summary:

11/06/2009: On Friday afternoon at 1330, in Ft. Hood, Texas, United States, Major Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire on fellow soldiers with two pistols semiautomatic capable of firing up to 20 rounds without reloading, killing 13 and wounding 31 others. Military police forces shot the gunman, a military psychiatrist who was soon to be deployed to Iraq, and who was believed to be a recent convert to Islam who had complained he was being harassed by his military colleagues. It is believed that shooting may have started during a graduation ceremony attended by large numbers of young military personnel, at the base's Soldier Readiness Center, where soldiers who are about to be deployed or who are returning undergo medical screening. Hasan survived the gunshot wounds and has been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. No group claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
200911060002

When:
2009-11-06

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Texas (U.S. State)

City:
Fort Hood

Location Details:
The attack took place at Fort Hood military base in Killeen, Texas, United States.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity U.S. Army
Specific Description Hasan targeted fellow military personnel at Ft. Hood military base.
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Two semiautomatic pistols were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Situation of Multi-Party Conflict?Unknown
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Information
Name Claimed Responsibility
Individual (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 13 Fatalities / 32 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 13
Number of U.S. Fatalities 13
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 32
Number of U.S. Injured 31
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
Sources
"Australian, "Gunman Army Major Malik Nadal Hasan Kills 12 and Injures 31 Soldiers in Massacre at Texas Base Fort Hood," http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/gunman-army-major-hassan-malik-kills-12-and-injures-31-soldiers-in-massacre-at-texas-base-fort-hood/story-e6frg6n6-1225794947581 (November 6, 2009)."
"Fox News, "Army Charges Fort Hood Shooting Suspect with Thirty Two Counts of Attempted Murder," http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,578945,00.html (December 3, 2009)."
"MSNBC, "Gunman Kills Twelve, Wounds Thirty One at Fort Hood," http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33678801/ns/us_news%20-crime_and_courts (November 5, 2009)."