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St. Bonaventure grad wounded at Fort Hood

Fort Hood, Texas -- A Western New York native and a graduate of St. Bonaventure University is among the 16 people wounded during a mass shooting at Fort Hood late Wednesday afternoon. 

Major Patrick Miller of Allegany, Cattaraugus County, underwent surgery Wednesday night, according to his uncle Christopher Miller, who spoke with WKBW-TV in Buffalo.

Christopher Miller said he was not sure of specifics about his nephew's injuries.

Major Miller graduated from St. Bonaventure in 2003 and got a master's degree from Syracuse University in 2009.

His Twitter account indicates that Miller is a two-time combat veteran.

The mass shooting on Wednesday afternoon at Fort Hood left four people dead, including the gunman. It was the second-deadliest mass shooting at the military post in the last five years.

Syracuse University's Chancellor Kent Syverud released the following statement: The Syracuse University community is saddened to learn that our alumnus, Major Patrick Miller, was injured in yesterdays shooting at the Army base in Fort Hood, Texas. Our thoughts are with Major Miller and his family, and with all of those affected by this terrible incident.A native of Western New York, Major Miller attended SU as part of the Defense Comptrollership Program, a unique graduate education program designed to meet the Army's comptrollership needs. He graduated with master of business administration and master of public administration degrees in 2009. We will keep Major Miller in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead and hope for his full and speedy recovery.

(Photo courtesy Patrick Miller's Facebook page).

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