Developing: Shooting reported at Fort Bragg

http://twitter.com/#!/toddstarnes/status/218433080766103554

There are reports of a shooting at the Fort Bragg military base in North Carolina.

Fort Bragg officials says police are responding to a shooting that happened on post around 3:30 p.m. ET Thursday. – WRAL

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) June 28, 2012

Few details have emerged, but residents have been warned to avoid the area.

Drivers and pedestrians are urged to avoid the historic district of Fort Bragg until further notice. #shooting #CNN

— Justin Lear (@CNNJustin) June 28, 2012

There's been a shooting on Fort Bragg. Drivers and pedestrians are asked to avoid the base's historic district.

— Drew Brooks (@DrewBrooks) June 28, 2012

Twitchy will monitor the situation and update as reports come in.

Update: Law enforcement is confirming.

RT @nbcnightlynews: #BREAKING: Fort Bragg law enforcement confirms it is responding to a shooting on base. Developing…

— WLBT 3 On Your Side (@WLBT) June 28, 2012

RT @AlBoeNEWS: Local Media: Police will hold news conference on Fort Bragg shooting at 6 p.m. #Breaking

— John Brooks (@Jbroks86) June 28, 2012

Prayers immediately go out from Twitter.

I know someone on post pray for all families there! RT @toddstarnes Fort Bragg law enforcement is responding to a shooting incident on-post.

— Susan Ganger (@princesscinder) June 28, 2012

https://twitter.com/Pens4PoeWetTree/status/218438160055672832

Praying for those at Fort Bragg. I hope that nobody was hurt.

— Jalen, just Jalen (@GOPMommy) June 28, 2012

Really hoping that everything at Fort Bragg turns out ok

— Melissa Berman (@Melissa_Berman) June 28, 2012

Confirmation, yet still few details.

Fort Bragg officials confirm a shooting on post 45 minutes ago. No word on if anyone died, or name of shooter. We are on air now.

— Molly Grantham WBTV (@MollyGrantham) June 28, 2012

Conflicting reports on lockdown status:

The base is not on lockdown and the situation appears to be contained, officials on Fort Bragg said re: the shooting.

— Drew Brooks (@DrewBrooks) June 28, 2012

https://twitter.com/Pens4PoeWetTree/status/218437567572492288

That was perculal – Fort Bragg Official Facebook page posted something of the following: "If you live on Fort… http://t.co/09oEmKrL

— Brian Adams (@brianadamsfishn) June 28, 2012

From Facebook:

That was perculal – Fort Bragg Official Facebook page posted something of the following: “If you live on Fort Bragg Historic Area (MacComb and XVIII Airborne Corps Headquarters), go inside immediately and secure your area” About a minute later, it was taken down….

Strange.

Fort Bragg’s Facebook page right now:

Fort Bragg law enforcement is responding to a shooting incident on-post that occurred at about 3:30 p.m., June 28. Drivers and pedestrians are urged to avoid the historic district of Fort Bragg until further notice.

More details will be released as they become available.

Update:

Fort Bragg confirms at 3:30pm there was a shooting at Fort Bragg. An Army official says reportedly one person has been shot.

— luis martinez (@LMartinezABC) June 28, 2012

Still conflicting reports as to whether or not the base is on lockdown.

Fort Bragg is on lock down in I need to go to the gym

— King Me (@TheElite_Huff) June 28, 2012

Scanner traffic from civilian agencies say there may have been a sniper. Not sure if that's just wild speculation. Still no official details

— Drew Brooks (@DrewBrooks) June 28, 2012

Trying to get accurate information. A lot of uncertainties at the moment on the Fort Bragg shooting. "Everything is still in flux"

— Drew Brooks (@DrewBrooks) June 28, 2012

Just talked to someone at fort bragg….there was a shooting on post. No details yet.

— Nitia Smith (@Nitia_Smith) June 28, 2012

Still not much confirmation of anything.

Lots of rumors flying about, but nothing confirmed.

— Drew Brooks (@DrewBrooks) June 28, 2012

RT @reporterjoe: Fort Bragg confirms shooting on post at 15:30, multiple soldiers involved. Injuries/fatalities unknown.

— John DeRosa (@jpderosa) June 28, 2012

Again. Fort Bragg officials say the base is NOT on lockdown.

— Drew Brooks (@DrewBrooks) June 28, 2012

I'm hearing contradicting reports on the shooting But NO indication that a sniper is loose on base. Fort Bragg NOT locked down per officials

— Drew Brooks (@DrewBrooks) June 28, 2012

Prayers to those on Fort Bragg involved in those shootings I was in the area at that time

— The Big Bad Wolf (@11thWonderOTW) June 28, 2012

Update:

Army Times reporting a senior officer has been shot and killed at Fort Bragg — http://t.co/mDrYLTyI

— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) June 28, 2012

UPDATE: U.S. Army official says a battalion commander died in Fort Bragg shooting http://t.co/ADkmbdZi

— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) June 28, 2012

RT @WBTVWebChris: Report: Senior officer fatally shot on Fort Bragg http://t.co/vrRIGFW3

— WBTV News (@WBTV_News) June 28, 2012

Some newspaper articles are reporting that a senior officer was, in fact, killed and that the shooter then took his own life.

The police are giving a press conference momentarily.

Almost on Fort Bragg. Presser soon.

— Drew Brooks (@DrewBrooks) June 28, 2012

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Update:

Here’s the latest from the press conference:

One dead. Two injured. Shooter turned weapon on self.

— Drew Brooks (@DrewBrooks) June 28, 2012

Shooter is in custody. Attack came during a safety brief.

— Drew Brooks (@DrewBrooks) June 28, 2012

Fort Bragg shooting happened during safety briefing. Soldier shot another member of unit and then himself. http://t.co/vKtrWzdI

— J.M. Berger (@intelwire) June 28, 2012

@itswrigley in unit. No rank released.

— Drew Brooks (@DrewBrooks) June 28, 2012

The U.S. Army has released a statement from Fort Bragg.

“This is a tragedy for our community. We don’t yet know the reasons for the shooting, but are working with the unit and the affected Families to help them through this difficult period,” said Col. Kevin Arata, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg Public Affairs Officer.

“Our prayers are with those who have been affected by this terrible incident,” Arata said.

I'm on the scene now. More soon.

— Drew Brooks (@DrewBrooks) June 28, 2012

Scene is a field across from the Bastogne Gables neighborhood. CID and MPs on scene.

— Drew Brooks (@DrewBrooks) June 28, 2012

We will continue to update you as information comes in.

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