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Psychiatrist Shoots Social Worker

November 9, 2009 permalink

Dorothy Carskadon
Capt. Dorothy Carskadon, who grew up in Portland's Eastmoreland neighborhood, was among those wounded in the mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas.

Photo from The Oregonian.

Last Thursday an army psychiatrist at Ft Hood Texas, major Nidal Malik Hasan, went on a shooting rampage killing a thirteen people, and injuring thirty more. One of the injured was social worker Dorothy Carskadon. Her medical condition has improved since the article quoted below.

Most of the mass killings have been committed by patients on psychotropic drugs. It remains to be seen whether Dr Hasan was using the drugs that psychiatrists routinely prescribe for their patients.



Tragedy in Texas: Madison Social Worker Injured in Rampage

A Madison social worker is in critical condition after the shooting rampage at Fort Hood.

Posted Friday, November 6, 2009 --- 2:25 p.m.

A social worker who worked in Madison is in critical condition after the shooting rampage yesterday at Fort Hood.

Dorothy Carskadon worked at the Madison Vet Center since 2006. She is part of the 467th Combat Stress Control Army Reserve Detachment.

Carskadon is a native of Rockford, Illinois.

NBC15's sister station WIFR-TV in Rockford just spoke to her family. They are currently heading to Texas.

She and her family are members of St. Chad Episcopal Church in Loves Park. According to the Rockford Register Star, the church is collecting donations to help Carskadon’s family fly to Texas. A vigil has been scheduled for 6 p.m. today at the church, 6245 N. Second St.

According to the Madison Vet Center website, Carskadon served as a Team Leader.

Source: WMTV Madison