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The lockdown at Fort Hood, Texas, has been lifted. Earlier Thursday, a gunman — identified as Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan — killed 11 people and wounded 31 others. The gunman was also killed. Another soldier is in custody.

MICHELE NORRIS, Host:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Michele Norris.

: What's next for Afghanistan? But we're going to begin with the latest from Fort Hood, Texas, where today's shooting rampage left at least 12 soldiers dead and 31 wounded. The suspected shooter was an Army psychiatrist, Major Nidal Malik Hasan. He was killed by police. NPR's Wade Goodwyn is with us, joining us from Fort Hood where, as I understand it, Wade, the lockdown has just been lifted. What's happening there now?

WADE GOODWYN: Well, I mean, as I speak, the very first cars are being escorted into the base. The police officers just started and there are hundreds of cars that are in line, waiting to get in. It's kind of an unusual scene here at the main gate. There are hundreds of law enforcement - state and local - reporters and families of the soldiers because they can't get in. And the reporters are interviewing the soldiers and the families, and the families are pumping the reporters for any information they may have about the latest.

: The best information we have is that Major Hasan was 39 years old. He had protested his imminent deployment overseas. Anything else more - newer than that that you've heard?

GOODWYN: Just that he, you know, his deployment was imminent, that the shooting took place at the readiness center and he killed 11 people with two handguns before the police finally shot him dead.

: And indeed, one of the people who evidently died today was one of those police officers. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaking to us from Fort Hood in Texas. Wade, thanks.

GOODWYN: My pleasure.

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