Obama laments 'horrific outburst of violence'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is calling a mass shooting at a Texas Army base a "horrific outburst of violence."

He says he doesn't yet know all the details but promised the government would get "answers to every single question."

The commander in chief says it's a tragedy to lose a soldier overseas and even more horrifying when they come under fire at an Army base on American soil.

Obama also said his thoughts and prayers are with the wounded and families of the fallen.

The U.S. Army says 12 people have been killed and 31 wounded in a shooting rampage on the Fort Hood Army base in Texas.

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