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Shooter at Fort Hood Army base in Texas, injuries reported: police

(Reuters) - A gunman opened fire in Fort Hood in central Texas on Wednesday, injuring an unknown number of people at the U.S. Army base that was the scene of a shooting rampage in 2009, officials said.

"There has been a shooting at Fort Hood and injuries are reported. Emergency crews are on the scene. No further details are known at this time," the base said in a statement.

The base has been put on lockdown and police were securing its perimeter, police and military officials said.

It was not immediately clear how many people were injured. The shooter is believed to be at large, according to authorities.

Local news reports said there may be two suspected shooters.

Authorities advised those on the post to stay away from windows and to keep doors closed and locked.

Central Texas College, which has a Fort Hood campus, ordered an immediate evacuation of all students and staff, and canceled all classes.

In 2009, a former Army psychiatrist shot dead 13 people and wounded 32 others in a shooting spree at the base.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; editing by Gunna Dickson)