Those on and near Fort Bragg react to Fort Hood shooting

April 3, 2014 4:48:18 AM PDT
There have been no outward changes at Fort Bragg following Wednesday's shooting at Fort Hood in Texas.

There were no signs of a safety lockdown or increase in security traffic into and out of the post. Things seem to be moving smoothly.

Several soldiers told ABC11 that the Fort Hood incident shocked and sickened them.

"Everyone fears for their safety, and you just don't feel safe these days," said Gloria Daniels, who lives nearby.

Fort Bragg officials would not comment on security procedures, or say if those procedures have changed because of the Fort Hood shooting.

The last on-post shooting at Fort Bragg was in July 2012 when a solider shot and killed his commander during a unit meeting. He then turned the weapon on himself.

In October 1995, Sgt. William Kreutzer opened fire on his own unit as soldiers prepared for a morning run. One soldier was killed, and 23 others were wounded.

In the past, Fort Bragg commanders have increased security at its gates, and put extra patrols in military housing neighborhoods.

As one solider said it's the enemy within that scares him. Army veteran Calvin Tanksley agreed.

"I think they need to take better care of our soldiers when they come back, and our soldiers in general," said Tanksley.

In the past, commanders at Fort Bragg have said they will do whatever is prudent to take care of the soldiers, and their families.

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