Four dead at Fort Hood, three victims plus shooter
POSTED: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 9:25pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 5:11am
FORTHOOD, TX — our people were dead, including the gunman, and at least 16 others were wounded in a shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, military officials told NBC News.
The gunman, identified as Ivan Lopez, 34, an enlisted soldier, took his own life with a .45-caliber Smith and Wesson semi-automatic pistol, officials said.
A U.S. military official told NBC News that Lopez was active-duty soldier who was assigned to a Sustainment Brigade. He served at least one tour in Iraq and was a former member of the Army National Guard in Puerto Rico, the official said.
Milley, who didn't use Lopez' name pending family notification, said that the gunman was being evaluated for post traumatic stress disorder, and had self reported a traumatic brain injury. He had not been wounded in Iraq, but was being treated for behavioral problems, anxiety and "a number of other psychological issues," according to Milley.
Three other people died in local hospitals, they said.The conditions of the 16 people who were wounded were unreported, but military officials said at least one was in "extremely grave" condition.
All of the wounded and killed were military, according to Lt. General Mark Milley, who spoke to reporters at the base after the shooting.
Doctors at Scott & White Memorial Hospital said they were treating four patients, some stable and others in "quite critical" condition. Two more patients were en route and were expected to be taken directly to surgery for what were described as very serious injuries.
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