Friday, November 06, 2009

This is Fracheska Velez

She is one of two local soldiers
killed yesterday

at Fort Hood.

As details continue to emerge about the carnage at Ft. Hood, it appears a pregnant Chicago woman was killed in the fray that claimed the lives of 13 soldiers Thursday.

Francheska Velez, 21, had just finished a tour in Iraq and returned to Ft. Hood three months pregnant. The Army had granted Velez, a 2006 graduate of Kelvyn Park High School, a maternity leave of abscence.

She was just weeks away from rejoining her family in Chicago.

What's going on?

I'm scared. Seriously. First Fort Hood. Now this. What's next? Another Oklahoma City?

Two dead, 17 injured in shooting reported in downtown Orlando

A former employee of a business located in a downtown Orlando building where a deadly mass shooting took place today is suspected in the attack.

Two people are dead and at least 17 were shot in the incident, which took place about noon today.