Another Fort Hood Tragedy: Deadly Shooting’s Aftermath

A deadly mass shooting shook Fort Hood in Texas on Wednesday, leaving three victims and a lone gunman dead, less than five years after 13 people were massacred in another shooting there.

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The gunman in the mass shooting was identified as 34-year-old Spc. Ivan A. Lopez, a veteran of the Iraq War. Three people died and 16 others were wounded Wednesday before Lopez turned the gun on himself and committed suicide, officials said.
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A portrait has begun to emerge of the married 34-year-old father originally from Puerto Rico. Lopez enlisted in the Army in June 2008 as an infantryman and later switched his specialty to truck driver, the job he had in Iraq. The soldier was examined by a psychiatrist last month and was found to show no violent or suicidal tendencies, Army Secretary John McHugh said. Lopez had been prescribed Ambien to deal with a sleeping problem.
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Cassidy and Dianna Simpson attempt to make contact with their husbands who are stationed inside Fort Hood, while standing outside of the Bernie Beck Gate, on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Fort Hood, Texas.
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Lucy Hamlin and her husband, Spc. Timothy Hamlin, wait for permission to re-enter the Fort Hood military base, where they live, following a shooting on base on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Fort Hood, Texas. One person was killed and 14 injured in the shooting, and officials at the base said the shooter is believed to be dead. The details about the number of people hurt came from two U.S. officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the information by name.
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President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the shooting at Fort Hood, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel receives an update on the phone on the shooting at Fort Hood in Texas, as he was on a tour of the USS Anchorage, an amphibious transport dock ship, with his counterparts from Southeast Asia on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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A military police officer stops a car at Fort Hood, Texas, after a shooting on the Army base Wednesday, April 2, 2014. At least one person was killed and at least 14 injured in a shooting Wednesday at Fort Hood.
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Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, the senior officer on base, speaks with the media outside of an entrance to the Fort Hood military base following a shooting that occurred inside, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Fort Hood, Texas. Four people were killed, including the gunman, and 16 were wounded in the attack, authorities said.
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Lucy Hamlin and her husband, Spc. Timothy Hamlin wait for permission to re-enter the Fort Hood military base, where they live, following a shooting on base on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Fort Hood, Texas. One person was killed and 14 injured in the shooting, and officials at the base said the shooter is believed to be dead. The details about the number of people hurt came from two U.S. officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the information by name.
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Military personnel and civilians wait in a parking lot outside of the Fort Hood military base for updates about the shooting that occurred inside on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Fort Hood, Texas.
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Members of the media wait outside of the Bernie Beck Gate, an entrance to the Fort Hood military base, for updates on a shooting that occurred inside on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Fort Hood, Texas.
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