Report: NJ, Pa. victims in Fort Hood shooting

November 6, 2009 4:58:59 PM PST
A woman from Pittsburgh is reportedly among the 13 people killed Thursday in the shooting rampage in Fort Hood, Texas.

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Military physician assistant Juanita Warman, 55, is among the victims, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Friday.

Her sister, Margaret Yaggie of Roaring Branch in north-central Pennsylvania, told the paper that the family was notified early Friday.

Warman attended Pittsburgh Langley High School and put herself through school at the University of Pittsburgh, Yaggie said. She said her sister had two daughters and six grandchildren and spent most of her career in the military.

A message left for Yaggie by The Associated Press was not immediately returned Friday evening.

Another woman from western Pennsylvania is among those injured at Fort Hood.

Army 2nd Lt. Brandy Mason was shot in the thigh, her aunt told KDKA-TV on Friday.

Sabrina Heath of the Pittsburgh suburb of Monessen said her niece made a brief call home Thursday and said she was at the Soldier Readiness Center waiting her turn when the gunfire began.

Mason spent 14 months in Iraq and was never shot at, her aunt said.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com

Report: Fort Hood victims include NJ soldier A New Jersey soldier reportedly was among those wounded in the shooting rampage at Fort Hood.

Alan Carroll, a 20-year-old Bridgewater resident, was shot four times and underwent surgery Thursday night, according to officials with the North Branch Fire Company. Carroll and his stepfather are longtime members of the volunteer department.

North Branch Fire Chief Michael Russoniello told The Star-Ledger of Newark that he has spoken with Carroll's parents, who he said were headed to Texas to be with him, and they told him he was expected to recover from his wounds.

"He's a really good kid," Russoniello told the newspaper. "His whole intent was to go into the service the entire time I knew him."

Military officials have not disclosed the shooting victims' names, and efforts to contact Carroll's relatives were unsuccessful Thursday.

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Information from: The Star-Ledger, http://www.nj.com/starledger


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