Fort Hood Death Toll At 13

A 13th victim of yesterday's shooting at Fort Hood has died. The word is coming from public affairs officers at the post.

That's the most important, and saddest, update on the story since we wrapped up our live-blogging last evening.

The additional death means, authorities say, there are 30 people recovering from injuries.

Other updates to pass along:

— The local Killeen Daily Herald says officials at Fort Hood plan to brief the news media at 7:30 a.m. ET.

The Washington Post reports that the suspect, Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, was "a devout Muslim who, despite asking to be discharged from the U.S. Army, was on the eve of his first deployment to war." Hasan, as the Daily Herald reports, "was in stable to critical condition as of Thursday night" after apparently being shot during the rampage.

— The Associated Press says that Hasan "is on a ventilator, unconscious and under guard
in a hospital."

— At Fort Hood, personnel will observe a day of mourning today. Schools are open. Security remains heightened.

— The injured have been "dispersed to hospitals throughout Central Texas, where few details of their injuries or prognoses were released Thursday evening," The Austin American-Statesman reports.

We'll pass along more news about all this as the day continues.

Update at 7:25 a.m. ET. On Morning Edition, NPR's Wade Goodwyn reported from the scene about yesterday's massacre, and NPR's Tom Gjelten talked about what's known about the suspect:





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