FORT HOOD, TEXAS – A Capital Region native was stationed at the Fort Hood Army base at the time of a shooting Wednesday.
Spc. Dustin Ross, 28, has been stationed at Fort Hood for the past three years. He works as a mechanic on the base.
"For something like this to happen, it just gets you torn up about it," he said.
Ross lives in Fort Hood with his wife and two children. The Texas Army base was the scene of a mass shooting in 2009. Thirteen people were killed and more than 30 were wounded.
"You thought after the first incident, security would be taken care of so this wouldn't happen again," he said. "But as today will show you, you know, you can never be too safe, and I just pray for the victims, their families and the whole Fort Hood community."
Four people, including the gunman were killed Wednesday. Sixteen more people were injured.