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 US‚Äôs largest base for deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, quoted witnesses as saying the suspected gunman, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, shouted the Muslim declaration ‚ÄúAllahu Akbar‚ÄĚ ‚Äď God is great ‚Äď as he opened fire. Speaking at the White House, Mr Obama said: ‚ÄúWe don‚Äôt know all the answers yet, and I would caution against jumping to conclusions until we have all the facts.‚ÄĚ
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. ...