Barack Obama cautioned a stunned public on Friday against drawing quick conclusions on a shooting rampage by an officer at a Texas military base that killed 13 people.
The president made the comments as the commander of Fort Hood, the USâ€™s largest base for deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, quoted witnesses as saying the suspected gunman, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, shouted the Muslim declaration â€śAllahu Akbarâ€ť â€“ God is great â€“ as he opened fire. Speaking at the White House, Mr Obama said: â€śWe donâ€™t know all the answers yet, and I would caution against jumping to conclusions until we have all the facts.â€ť
Major Hasan, who was shot by a civilian policewoman in the incident, was on Friday unconscious and on a ventilator in custody.
Lieutenant General Robert Cone, base commander, said in television interviews that military officials would interrogate him as soon as possible. ...