Soldiers describe shooting at Fort Hood

2013-08-08 20:22
Nidal Hasan, the army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage. (Bell County Sheriff's Department/ AP)

Nidal Hasan, the army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage. (Bell County Sheriff's Department/ AP)

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Texas - Two soldiers who were shot during the 2009 shooting rampage say they initially thought the gunfire was from a training exercise.

Both testified on Thursday during the trial of Major Nidal Hasan. The army psychiatrist is accused of killing 13 people in the attack on the Texas military post. If convicted, he'll face the death penalty.

Staff Sergeant Michael Davis told jurors he hid under a desk when he realised the shooting wasn't a drill. He says he saw blood spray and someone get shot. He was shot in the back.

Specialist Alan Carroll says he thought he was hearing "a popgun". Carroll was shot in the shoulder and tried to save another soldier who died.

Hasan, who is acting as his own attorney, didn't question either soldier.

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