FBI to Reconstruct Shooting Scene at Ft. Hood

The presence of the FBI shows the thoroughness of the investigation. It’s good the agency is reconstructing the shooting, but more importantly the Department of Defense needs to find better ways to detect when someone on a base or in  a combat zone is displaying danger signs, no matter their rank or job.

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan/dod photo
Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan/dod photo
By Sharon Jayson, Dan Reed and Kevin Johnson

FORT HOOD, Texas — The FBI on Friday dispatched a special team of investigators from Washington, D.C., to re-create the Fort Hood shooting in an attempt to learn how the attack was carried out.

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist who had counseled troops and was upset about being deployed to Iraq shouted “Allahu Akbar!” and opened fire on an unarmed crowd at the Army base Thursday afternoon, military officials said. Thirteen people died and 30 were wounded.

FBI spokesman Eric Vasys said among the goals of the “shooting team” is to establish the exact location of the shooter at the time of the attack, a time-line reflecting the order in which the victims were shot, how many rounds were fired and how the suspect, Hasan, was ultimately stopped by a civilan police officer.

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