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By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Fort Hood Texas shooting has created a lot of buzz around Albany.

Johnny James, the Chief Nuclear Medicine Tech at Palmyra Hospital says his daughter and his nephew are based in Fort Hood.

He says his 26-year-old daughter, Hali James has lived on the base since June. She is an elementary teacher on the base and her boyfriend is a mechanic for the military.

James was able to communicate with his daughter through technology soon after the shooting.

"For a few seconds my heart was beating really fast but I immediately told my wife to find out if she was okay," James said. "Within a few seconds she text back. She said she was okay and we were fine from then on"

James says his 21-year-old nephew is also based at Fort Hood but he's currently in Iraq as a military police officer.

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