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BREAKING NEWS: Fort Hood shooting

BREAKING NEWS: Law enforcement officials say three people and a gunman are dead after this afternoon's shooting at Fort Hood military, according to ABC News.

Reports say shooter, 34-year-old Ivan Lopez, was an enlisted Army soldier.

"The injured personnel are being transported to Carl R. Darnall Medical Center and other local hospitals. Numerous law enforcement agencies are in support and on the scene. The number of injured are not confirmed at this time," it said.

Earlier report:

There has been a shooting at Fort Hood military base and injuries are reported.

A defense official said there is an "active shooter" on the Army post and said there have been "some casualties."

Everyone has been advised to close doors and stay away from windows. Students have been evacuated and all classes are cancelled. Emergency crews are on the scene.

Sheriff's deputies from Bell County and state troopers are assisting by securing the area around the post, Bell County Sheriff's Lt. Donnie Adams said.

Authorities in the town of Killeen, just outside the gates, are also standing by to help, said Mayor Dan Corbin.

"It is unclear what is going on right now," Corbin said. "We have been in touch with appropriate personnel, we are standing by with our police and ambulances, if needed. We are very concerned. Fort Hood is always there for us and we want to be there for them."

A Twitter account for the fort announced "shelter in place" has been ordered for all personnel. The post released a statement saying "injuries" have been reported, but no further details were available.

President Obama, in Chicago, has been informed about the shooting. Army Secretary John McHugh is calling the Fort Hood incident "a tragedy" and "an emotional moment," according to Fox News's Chad Pergram. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has been informed of shooting at Fort Hood and will stay closely in touch with events.