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Confirmed: 3 East Alabama men wounded in Fort Hood attack

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FORT HOOD, TX (WTVM) -  We now know of three East Alabama men injured in the barrage of bullets on Fort Hood.

Staff Sergeant Chad Davis, whose family lives in Eufaula, was shot once as he tried to take cover during the attack.

His father says the bullet is lodged near his spine and doctors think it would be more dangerous to remove it so they're going to leave it in.

Warrant Officer Christopher Royal from Eclectic, Alabama outside Montgomery was shot three times.

His mother says he will survive.

A Dothan man is also among the wounded, suffering from three gunshot wounds.

The Alabama National Guard identifies him as Major Randy Royer of the 135th Expeditionary Sustainment Command.

Royer and 260 other members of the 135th were at Fort Hood awaiting deployment to Afghanistan later this week.

Sometime during the attack, he was hit with three bullets.

His neighbors can't believe this tragedy has hit so close to home.

"I was shocked. At that time, I really didn't put 2 and 2 together that Randy could be involved in that. He's the kind of neighbor you want to have. He'll do anything for you. He'll give you the shirt off his back if he could," said Don Carter, who lives next door to Royer and his family.

A spokesperson for the Alabama national guard says his wounds are not life-threatening but will require surgery.

Right now, his family is by his side in the hospital.

Count on us to continue following the soldiers conditions and bring you updates.

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