Testimony: Ft. Hood Victims Shot Multiple Times

Possibly while already down


A civilian who tried to stop the gunman during the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood was shot six times, and one of the soldiers killed in the attack was likely shot while lying on the ground, a pathologist testified Wednesday during the accused shooter's trial.

Capt. Edward Reedy described the damage caused by bullets fired from an FN 5.7 semi-automatic pistol while testifying during the military trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan. Hasan is accused of killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 others at the Texas military base.

Reedy explained that Michael Grant Cahill, the lone civilian killed during the rampage, was shot six times, including once through his neck. Prosecutors have said that the 62-year-old physician's assistant was armed only with a chair when he tried to charge Hasan as the Army psychiatrist opened fire inside a medial building at Fort Hood.