One St. Paul soldier and 12 other people were killed from shooting on Thursday at Fort Hood Army Base, Texas.
A 23-year-old Kham Xiong, specialist was shot by an Army psychiatrist, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who fired pistol to the soldiers who were lined up to get a flu shot and eye exam at the Soldier Readiness Center, Pioneer Press reported.
The massacre ended when the shooter was shot down by a policewoman, The MPR News reported.
According to 5 Eyewitness News, another soldier from St. Paul, 21-year-old reservist Keara Bono Torkelson was shot in her back.
The Pioneer Press reported the incidence as the worst mass killing ever on a U.S. military base: total of 13 people were killed and 30 were wounded.
"I could understand if he died in Afghanistan or Iraq, where they are under attack and going head-to-head with the enemy," Xiong's father, Chor Xiong said. "I don't know how I can explain it to his younger brother," The Star Tribune reported.
Kham Xiong is survived by his wife and three children; his parents; and 10 siblings, The Pioneer Press reported.