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Fort Hood Shooter Identified as Ivan Lopez; 4 Dead, 16 Injured

 

(AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Deborah Cannon)

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP/WGGB) — A Texas congressman has identified the suspect in the shooting at Fort Hood as Ivan Lopez, who was a soldier being assessed for whether he had PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder.

Lopez killed four people and wounded 16 others. All those killed and wounded were military members.

U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said Wednesday’s shooting happened at a medical center at the base.

Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley says the shooter opened fire in one building, drove a short distance and opened fire in a second building. He was later confronted outside by a military police officer and then used a handgun to take his own life. Milley says there is no indication the shooting was related to terrorism.

The shooter is married and served in Iraq in 2011.

The Texas Army base was the scene of a mass shooting in 2009. An Army psychiatrist now on death row killed 13 people and wounded more than 30 others.

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