September 20th, 2010
07:36 PM ET

1 dead, 2 wounded in Fort Bliss shooting

The FBI is on its way to Fort Bliss in west Texas to investigate a shooting at a convenience store on the base that left a man dead  and two women wounded, according to base spokesman Dieter Jester.

The man, who authorities say shot the females, was shot and killed by law enforcement officers on the base.

It's unclear what may have been the motive for the shooting or even if
the man or his victims are in the military or are civilians.

The police officers who killed the alleged gunman responded within three to four minutes because their offices are very near the base shopping area.

Fort Bliss is close to the Mexican border near El Paso, Texas, but straddles the Texas-New Mexico border. Most of the base is located in New Mexico, but the main headquarters is in Texas.

The base is home to the First Armored Division. President Barack Obama
visited there last month to meet the troops and mark the end of the official combat mission in Iraq.

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  1. spc new mexico

    Actually the base extends all the way to california, tom harkin, BROTHER!!!

    September 20, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. spc new mexico

    BROTHER!!!

    September 20, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Idiots.

    September 20, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Lolly

    So sad omg why did he shoot the woman thats not nice

    September 20, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    No One Cares.

    September 20, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Im Glad They are NOT MY TROOPS. NOw I am Going ot go Take care of MY Troops and mY country. Inshallah.
    and as YOU die it wil be ME you hear laugh.
    YOU will Wish YOU had Found MY M.I.A Army Nurse now.
    Die.
    Inshallah.
    Dont EVER Bother ME Again.

    September 20, 2010 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Marissa

    It's amazing how others perceive El Paso as such a "bad and dirty" city when it was listed as the third safest city for cities with populations with 500,000 or more. I'm sure bigger cities with military bases in other states are just AS dangerous. Military are biased due to the racial tension between whites and Mexicans. Notice it's ONLY Ft. Bliss where these shootings are happening. It's your own people!

    September 20, 2010 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • DistortedFacts

      Congrats on being 3rd out of a mere *32* cities that size in the entire country. Why does race even have to come up right now? People were shot, is it so crazy to want to focus on that?

      September 21, 2010 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  8. Name*Elizabeth Denise

    I live here at ft bliss and have been at that same shoppete many times now that being said I know many people that don't like ft bliss and would like to leave I don't know what that guy was thinking he just lost it I pray that the army instead of making this guy out to be a monster try to find out what really happend and help all families involved to heal and move on

    September 20, 2010 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    YOU Troops Are going INsane IN america as well as over Sea And Self Destructing.
    While YOUR Leaders and Generals Lie and Cover it up.
    I no Longer Command YOUR Army OR YOUR TRoops.
    I ma NO Longer american.
    and MY Sincere Conadances of ALL YOUR TRoops I have had to Kill Becuse of YOU.
    NOw YOU Go Lie to YOUR Troop some more while I go back to MINE.

    September 21, 2010 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  10. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Mariissa, this is happening at ALL The Bases.

    September 21, 2010 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  11. brittani

    It's amazing, Mr. Warning, that you are competent enough to tie your shoes in the morning. You have no idea how ridiculous you sound making such ignorant, untrue statements. If we're going to place irrelevant blame, why don't we start with the men who decided to give us the freedom of speech when clearly idiots like you should have limitations. Oh no, our 'weak muslim president' is 'lettin gays into the army'. Go wave your rebel flag all the way back to fifth grade.

    September 21, 2010 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  12. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    NO More " TalK'. Im Done " Talking ". YOU Dont LISTEN.

    September 21, 2010 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  13. j.l.s.

    Just because there was shooting does not make Post unsafe.. anywhere you go whether you're on a military base or walking around a small town where everyone knows everyone you should still keep your eyes and ears open.. things happen. If the shooter was a soldier he could have had a weapon of his own on base and my have gotten it from the Arms Dept.where soldiers keep their weapons. BTW: if it's not called the Arms Dept. i apologize but I do know there is a safe secure area where soldiers keep their weapons when they live on Post.

    As for El Paso not being a safe area, the city is actually the 3rd safest city in the country.. look it up.. i will post the website where i found this information. Granted you don't want to go out at 2am and walk around the city alone but how many cities can you find where there aren't murders, thieves, etc.?

    September 21, 2010 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
    • j.l.s.

      http://www.morganquitno.com/cit07pop.htm

      out of all cities that have a population of 500,000 or more El Paso, TX is 3rd safest place to live.

      September 21, 2010 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Marissa

      I completely agree. I have come across so many people that bad mouth the city. When I ask them why, their answer is obviously affected by the media. And the people that say this do not live here. Not even close.

      September 21, 2010 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  14. mr mr

    Sorry folks Army wives is not just a tearjearking TV show. Hundreds of thousaonds of wives and husbands have to live with fact their spouse always has one foot out the door. Alot of them unfortunately find comfort in the arms of another. Though the majority patiently wait for their loved ones. hoping the blerb at the bottom of the tv. under breaking news of another celeberty farted. is not their loved ones have been hurt or killed. i work in unque job were i get to meet a lot slodiers and marines back form their recent deployment. And it is on all their faces tired. worn out and stressed. every unit and detachment I have seen families ripped apart by the current optempo. I left the service in 05 before it got real bad. but have seen daily since as i train men and women to go back les 9mo after getting back. some platoon so drugged from the service vitimam A (Ambien) to help sleep. it must stop. it must stop. our service members deserve better. and CNN and all news must stop treating them as an afterthought. cause every time a life is lost overseas it should be breaking news.

    September 21, 2010 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  15. mr mr

    Todays events on Fort bliss are a tradgedy. My prayers are with the fort bliss family, and to every serviemember currently deployed.

    September 21, 2010 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Mehdi General Dr Bad

      *Gold Bless Them *

      Foot note to " MY People ", I Am Fine. Do Not Worry About Me. And Thank YOU For All The offers To Help etc But,
      NO Thank You. YOU Watch out for YOU. " They ' Will Die Stupid.

      September 21, 2010 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
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