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Local man shares Fort Hood experience

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FORT HOOD, TEXAS – A Shenendehowa alumni stationed at Fort Hood is speaking out about Wednesday's shooting.

Dustin Ross, 28, has been stationed at Fort Hood for the past three years, working as a mechanic on the base. He says he was just leaving a doctor's appointment Wednesday when the shooting occurred. 

He says he didn't think a tragedy like this could happen again, especially after the first mass shooting in 2009 at the Army base.

Ross told NEWS10 ABC he was right outside the gate when the alarm went off and didn't think too much of it, assuming it was a test. It wasn't until the alarm didn't stop that he realized something was wrong.

Ross stated the alarm goes off once, twice or three times at the most and then it stops. This time the alarm kept going off, and then he heard sirens. Being out of the ordinary, Ross pulled over and got out of his car. He then looked back and saw EMTs and fire trucks headed off in one direction.

Ross says he learned that you can never be too safe. He tells us the base is closed to military personnel Thursday.

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