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Published:8:05 pm EDT, April 2, 2014| Updated:11:57 am EDT, April 3, 2014  By Paul Farrell
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Spc. Ivan Lopez, 34, has been named by the sheriff of Bell County Texas the shooter in the Fort Hood shooting that killed three people on April 2, reports The Killeen Daily Herald. It’s now reported that Lopez acted alone and a second shooter is not being sought. In total four people are dead, including the shooter, and 16 are injured. All of those injured were military personnel. The horror unfolded over a 20 minute period. Here’s what you need to know about the suspect and this American tragedy:
1. He Suffered From Depression & Anxiety Lopez was an active member of the military, enlisting in 2008 with the army as an infantry soldier, later becoming a truck driver. He was wearing army fatigues during the attack. Lopez served in the Army National Guard in Puerto Rico, according to NBC News. The network also states that Lopez served one tour of four months in Iraq after leaving the national guard for the U.S. Army in 2010. A later report from NBC News said that military sources told them that Lopez did not see any combat during his tour of duty in 2011. An Associated Press report quotes Lt. Col Ruth Diaz saying that Lopez was on a peace and security meeting to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula during the mid-2000s. Ivan Lopez Iraq (CBS News) Lt Gen. Mark A. Milley told the media that Lopez was undergoing treatment for PTSD, depression and anxiety. He was not wounded in action but did self-report a brain injury since returning from Iraq. Army Secretary John McHugh told a Senate committee that there were was nothing in Lopez’s latest psychiatric evaluation that indicated homicidal or suicidal tendencies. There are reports that Lopez may have been working in building 33026, a medical building, where the shooting began. The gun used in the attack is said to be a .45 pistol. A defensive official reportedly told Reuters that there is no indication the attack was terror related. Lopez did not have a prior criminal record. A Specialist is one of the lowest ranks in the army.
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2. Lopez Lived in the Fort Hood Area Fort Hood 2014 Shooting Map (NBC DFW) Lopez just moved to the Fort Hood area in February 2014. It had been reported since the incident began that it was “soldier-on-soldier” and “not terrorism related.” CBS DFW reports: The shooting reportedly started as the result of a dispute between soldiers. Cops believe that Lopez were seeking a Toyota Camry in relation to the shooting. The Camry is believed to have belonged to Lopez. He is a married man with a daughter who moved into an apartment in Killeen, Texas, around three weeks ago. Lopez’s wife is said to be co-operating with authorities. Speaking to KXAS, a woman believed to be Lopez’s wife refused to answer questions stating that she had just spent much of the night talking to police. The station quotes a neighbor, Xanderia Morris, calling the couple “real sweet.” When Lopez’s identity was made public, his wife ran out into the street screaming hysterically until she was comforted by Morris.
3. His Mother Just Died According to El Nuevo Dia in Puerto Rico, Lopez’s mother had just died of a heart attack. Just prior to her death, Lopez’s grandfather is also said to have died. The Mayor of Guaynilla, Puerto Rico, Edgardo Arlequín, says he knew Lopez has a boy and called him “quiet” with young parents who were “dedicated.” The two played in a school band together. Lopez’s mother, Carmen Lopez, worked as a nurse Guaynilla, the shooting suspect’s sister still lives in Guaynilla as a music teacher. He attended high school in Guaynilla at Asuncion Rodriguez De Sala. Lopez may have been annoyed that the military only gave him 24 hours off to attend his mother’s funeral, according to a friend. The same friend said that he had spoken to Lopez only a few days ago. He added that Lopez was annoyed because he had been robbed recently. PHOTOS: Shooting at Fort Hood Wounds Multiple Soldiers | HEAVY A shooting has wounded three soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas. The base is on lockdown as the military is reminded of the 2009 massacre at the base.
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4. Lopez Shot Himself in the Head Fort Hood Shooter Dead (NBC DFW) It’s reported that the shooter committed suicide by self-inflicted gun wound. An internal DOJ memo was obtained by The Associated Press that stated the gunman was down. According to Lt. Gen Milley, Lopez was cornered by a female officer when he took his .45, which was purchased recently, out of his pants and shot himself in the head.
5. The Lockdown Was Lifted 3 Hours After the Attack The situation is still being treated as “active” with a shelter in place still in affect at Fort Hood. According to NBC News, Scott & White Memorial Hospital were setting up a “command center.” Bell County sheriff deputies are securing the area where the wounded are being treated. The injuries suffered by the wounded included gun shots to the neck, abdomen and chest. A map of the Fort Hood campus. The red dot indicates where the 2009 shooting occurred. (Wikipedia) A map of the Fort Hood campus. The red dot indicates where the 2009 shooting occurred. (Wikipedia) According to an official Fort Hood press release: The injured personnel are being transported to Carl R. Darnall Medical Center and other local hospitals. Numerous law enforcement agencies are in support and on the scene. The number of injured are not confirmed at this time. No further details are known at this time. The initial stages of the lockdown were captured on this raw video: Fort Hood Shooting Raw Video Watch Now Sign up for Heavy’s daily email and never miss out on our popular stories. The attack happened at around 4:25 p.m. local time when the gunman exited his vehicle and opened fire around Motor Pool Road and Tank Destroyer Boulevard. Reports say that three people are dead and 16 are injured. Four of those wounded are said to be in “grave condition.” One witness told News 10 that she heard at least 20 shots being fired.Read more at: http://www.heavy.com/news/2014/04/ivan-lopez-named-as-possible-fort-hood-shooter/

Published:8:05 pm EDT, April 2, 2014| Updated:11:57 am EDT, April 3, 2014| Comment | 60.3k By Paul Farrell Share this Article Follow Heavy 257 Share Heavy.com Ivan Lopez Facebook (Twitter) Spc. Ivan Lopez, 34, has been named by the sheriff of Bell County Texas the shooter in the Fort Hood shooting that killed three people on April 2, reports The Killeen Daily Herald. It’s now reported that Lopez acted alone and a second shooter is not being sought. In total four people are dead, including the shooter, and 16 are injured. All of those injured were military personnel. The horror unfolded over a 20 minute period. Here’s what you need to know about the suspect and this American tragedy: 1. He Suffered From Depression & Anxiety Lopez was an active member of the military, enlisting in 2008 with the army as an infantry soldier, later becoming a truck driver. He was wearing army fatigues during the attack. Lopez served in the Army National Guard in Puerto Rico, according to NBC News. The network also states that Lopez served one tour of four months in Iraq after leaving the national guard for the U.S. Army in 2010. A later report from NBC News said that military sources told them that Lopez did not see any combat during his tour of duty in 2011. An Associated Press report quotes Lt. Col Ruth Diaz saying that Lopez was on a peace and security meeting to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula during the mid-2000s. Ivan Lopez Iraq (CBS News) Lt Gen. Mark A. Milley told the media that Lopez was undergoing treatment for PTSD, depression and anxiety. He was not wounded in action but did self-report a brain injury since returning from Iraq. Army Secretary John McHugh told a Senate committee that there were was nothing in Lopez’s latest psychiatric evaluation that indicated homicidal or suicidal tendencies. There are reports that Lopez may have been working in building 33026, a medical building, where the shooting began. The gun used in the attack is said to be a .45 pistol. A defensive official reportedly told Reuters that there is no indication the attack was terror related. Lopez did not have a prior criminal record. A Specialist is one of the lowest ranks in the army. 2. Lopez Lived in the Fort Hood Area Fort Hood 2014 Shooting Map (NBC DFW) Lopez just moved to the Fort Hood area in February 2014. It had been reported since the incident began that it was “soldier-on-soldier” and “not terrorism related.” CBS DFW reports: The shooting reportedly started as the result of a dispute between soldiers. Cops believe that Lopez were seeking a Toyota Camry in relation to the shooting. The Camry is believed to have belonged to Lopez. He is a married man with a daughter who moved into an apartment in Killeen, Texas, around three weeks ago. Lopez’s wife is said to be co-operating with authorities. Speaking to KXAS, a woman believed to be Lopez’s wife refused to answer questions stating that she had just spent much of the night talking to police. The station quotes a neighbor, Xanderia Morris, calling the couple “real sweet.” When Lopez’s identity was made public, his wife ran out into the street screaming hysterically until she was comforted by Morris. 3. His Mother Just Died According to El Nuevo Dia in Puerto Rico, Lopez’s mother had just died of a heart attack. Just prior to her death, Lopez’s grandfather is also said to have died. The Mayor of Guaynilla, Puerto Rico, Edgardo Arlequín, says he knew Lopez has a boy and called him “quiet” with young parents who were “dedicated.” The two played in a school band together. Lopez’s mother, Carmen Lopez, worked as a nurse Guaynilla, the shooting suspect’s sister still lives in Guaynilla as a music teacher. He attended high school in Guaynilla at Asuncion Rodriguez De Sala. Lopez may have been annoyed that the military only gave him 24 hours off to attend his mother’s funeral, according to a friend. The same friend said that he had spoken to Lopez only a few days ago. He added that Lopez was annoyed because he had been robbed recently. PHOTOS: Shooting at Fort Hood Wounds Multiple Soldiers | HEAVY A shooting has wounded three soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas. The base is on lockdown as the military is reminded of the 2009 massacre at the base. Click here to read more 4. Lopez Shot Himself in the Head Fort Hood Shooter Dead (NBC DFW) It’s reported that the shooter committed suicide by self-inflicted gun wound. An internal DOJ memo was obtained by The Associated Press that stated the gunman was down. According to Lt. Gen Milley, Lopez was cornered by a female officer when he took his .45, which was purchased recently, out of his pants and shot himself in the head. 5. The Lockdown Was Lifted 3 Hours After the Attack The situation is still being treated as “active” with a shelter in place still in affect at Fort Hood. According to NBC News, Scott & White Memorial Hospital were setting up a “command center.” Bell County sheriff deputies are securing the area where the wounded are being treated. The injuries suffered by the wounded included gun shots to the neck, abdomen and chest. A map of the Fort Hood campus. The red dot indicates where the 2009 shooting occurred. (Wikipedia) A map of the Fort Hood campus. The red dot indicates where the 2009 shooting occurred. (Wikipedia) According to an official Fort Hood press release: The injured personnel are being transported to Carl R. Darnall Medical Center and other local hospitals. Numerous law enforcement agencies are in support and on the scene. The number of injured are not confirmed at this time. No further details are known at this time. The initial stages of the lockdown were captured on this raw video: Fort Hood Shooting Raw Video Watch Now Sign up for Heavy’s daily email and never miss out on our popular stories. The attack happened at around 4:25 p.m. local time when the gunman exited his vehicle and opened fire around Motor Pool Road and Tank Destroyer Boulevard. Reports say that three people are dead and 16 are injured. Four of those wounded are said to be in “grave condition.” One witness told News 10 that she heard at least 20 shots being fired.Read more at: http://www.heavy.com/news/2014/04/ivan-lopez-named-as-possible-fort-hood-shooter/

van Lopez named as Fort Hood Shooting Suspect: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know Published:8:05 pm EDT, April 2, 2014| Updated:11:57 am EDT, April 3, 2014| Comment | 60.3k By Paul Farrell Share this Article Follow Heavy 257 Share Heavy.com Ivan Lopez Facebook (Twitter) Spc. Ivan Lopez, 34, has been named by the sheriff of Bell County Texas the shooter in the Fort Hood shooting that killed three people on April 2, reports The Killeen Daily Herald. It’s now reported that Lopez acted alone and a second shooter is not being sought. In total four people are dead, including the shooter, and 16 are injured. All of those injured were military personnel. The horror unfolded over a 20 minute period. Here’s what you need to know about the suspect and this American tragedy: 1. He Suffered From Depression & Anxiety Lopez was an active member of the military, enlisting in 2008 with the army as an infantry soldier, later becoming a truck driver. He was wearing army fatigues during the attack. Lopez served in the Army National Guard in Puerto Rico, according to NBC News. The network also states that Lopez served one tour of four months in Iraq after leaving the national guard for the U.S. Army in 2010. A later report from NBC News said that military sources told them that Lopez did not see any combat during his tour of duty in 2011. An Associated Press report quotes Lt. Col Ruth Diaz saying that Lopez was on a peace and security meeting to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula during the mid-2000s. Ivan Lopez Iraq (CBS News) Lt Gen. Mark A. Milley told the media that Lopez was undergoing treatment for PTSD, depression and anxiety. He was not wounded in action but did self-report a brain injury since returning from Iraq. Army Secretary John McHugh told a Senate committee that there were was nothing in Lopez’s latest psychiatric evaluation that indicated homicidal or suicidal tendencies. There are reports that Lopez may have been working in building 33026, a medical building, where the shooting began. The gun used in the attack is said to be a .45 pistol. A defensive official reportedly told Reuters that there is no indication the attack was terror related. Lopez did not have a prior criminal record. A Specialist is one of the lowest ranks in the army. 2. Lopez Lived in the Fort Hood Area Fort Hood 2014 Shooting Map (NBC DFW) Lopez just moved to the Fort Hood area in February 2014. It had been reported since the incident began that it was “soldier-on-soldier” and “not terrorism related.” CBS DFW reports: The shooting reportedly started as the result of a dispute between soldiers. Cops believe that Lopez were seeking a Toyota Camry in relation to the shooting. The Camry is believed to have belonged to Lopez. He is a married man with a daughter who moved into an apartment in Killeen, Texas, around three weeks ago. Lopez’s wife is said to be co-operating with authorities. Speaking to KXAS, a woman believed to be Lopez’s wife refused to answer questions stating that she had just spent much of the night talking to police. The station quotes a neighbor, Xanderia Morris, calling the couple “real sweet.” When Lopez’s identity was made public, his wife ran out into the street screaming hysterically until she was comforted by Morris. 3. His Mother Just Died According to El Nuevo Dia in Puerto Rico, Lopez’s mother had just died of a heart attack. Just prior to her death, Lopez’s grandfather is also said to have died. The Mayor of Guaynilla, Puerto Rico, Edgardo Arlequín, says he knew Lopez has a boy and called him “quiet” with young parents who were “dedicated.” The two played in a school band together. Lopez’s mother, Carmen Lopez, worked as a nurse Guaynilla, the shooting suspect’s sister still lives in Guaynilla as a music teacher. He attended high school in Guaynilla at Asuncion Rodriguez De Sala. Lopez may have been annoyed that the military only gave him 24 hours off to attend his mother’s funeral, according to a friend. The same friend said that he had spoken to Lopez only a few days ago. He added that Lopez was annoyed because he had been robbed recently. PHOTOS: Shooting at Fort Hood Wounds Multiple Soldiers | HEAVY A shooting has wounded three soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas. The base is on lockdown as the military is reminded of the 2009 massacre at the base. Click here to read more 4. Lopez Shot Himself in the Head Fort Hood Shooter Dead (NBC DFW) It’s reported that the shooter committed suicide by self-inflicted gun wound. An internal DOJ memo was obtained by The Associated Press that stated the gunman was down. According to Lt. Gen Milley, Lopez was cornered by a female officer when he took his .45, which was purchased recently, out of his pants and shot himself in the head. 5. The Lockdown Was Lifted 3 Hours After the Attack The situation is still being treated as “active” with a shelter in place still in affect at Fort Hood. According to NBC News, Scott & White Memorial Hospital were setting up a “command center.” Bell County sheriff deputies are securing the area where the wounded are being treated. The injuries suffered by the wounded included gun shots to the neck, abdomen and chest. A map of the Fort Hood campus. The red dot indicates where the 2009 shooting occurred. (Wikipedia) A map of the Fort Hood campus. The red dot indicates where the 2009 shooting occurred. (Wikipedia) According to an official Fort Hood press release: The injured personnel are being transported to Carl R. Darnall Medical Center and other local hospitals. Numerous law enforcement agencies are in support and on the scene. The number of injured are not confirmed at this time. No further details are known at this time. The initial stages of the lockdown were captured on this raw video: Fort Hood Shooting Raw Video Watch Now Sign up for Heavy’s daily email and never miss out on our popular stories. The attack happened at around 4:25 p.m. local time when the gunman exited his vehicle and opened fire around Motor Pool Road and Tank Destroyer Boulevard. Reports say that three people are dead and 16 are injured. Four of those wounded are said to be in “grave condition.” One witness told News 10 that she heard at least 20 shots being fired.Read more at: http://www.heavy.com/news/2014/04/ivan-lopez-named-as-possible-fort-hood-shooter/

van Lopez named as Fort Hood Shooting Suspect: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know Published:8:05 pm EDT, April 2, 2014| Updated:11:57 am EDT, April 3, 2014| Comment | 60.3k By Paul Farrell Share this Article Follow Heavy 257 Share Heavy.com Ivan Lopez Facebook (Twitter) Spc. Ivan Lopez, 34, has been named by the sheriff of Bell County Texas the shooter in the Fort Hood shooting that killed three people on April 2, reports The Killeen Daily Herald. It’s now reported that Lopez acted alone and a second shooter is not being sought. In total four people are dead, including the shooter, and 16 are injured. All of those injured were military personnel. The horror unfolded over a 20 minute period. Here’s what you need to know about the suspect and this American tragedy: 1. He Suffered From Depression & Anxiety Lopez was an active member of the military, enlisting in 2008 with the army as an infantry soldier, later becoming a truck driver. He was wearing army fatigues during the attack. Lopez served in the Army National Guard in Puerto Rico, according to NBC News. The network also states that Lopez served one tour of four months in Iraq after leaving the national guard for the U.S. Army in 2010. A later report from NBC News said that military sources told them that Lopez did not see any combat during his tour of duty in 2011. An Associated Press report quotes Lt. Col Ruth Diaz saying that Lopez was on a peace and security meeting to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula during the mid-2000s. Ivan Lopez Iraq (CBS News) Lt Gen. Mark A. Milley told the media that Lopez was undergoing treatment for PTSD, depression and anxiety. He was not wounded in action but did self-report a brain injury since returning from Iraq. Army Secretary John McHugh told a Senate committee that there were was nothing in Lopez’s latest psychiatric evaluation that indicated homicidal or suicidal tendencies. There are reports that Lopez may have been working in building 33026, a medical building, where the shooting began. The gun used in the attack is said to be a .45 pistol. A defensive official reportedly told Reuters that there is no indication the attack was terror related. Lopez did not have a prior criminal record. A Specialist is one of the lowest ranks in the army. 2. Lopez Lived in the Fort Hood Area Fort Hood 2014 Shooting Map (NBC DFW) Lopez just moved to the Fort Hood area in February 2014. It had been reported since the incident began that it was “soldier-on-soldier” and “not terrorism related.” CBS DFW reports: The shooting reportedly started as the result of a dispute between soldiers. Cops believe that Lopez were seeking a Toyota Camry in relation to the shooting. The Camry is believed to have belonged to Lopez. He is a married man with a daughter who moved into an apartment in Killeen, Texas, around three weeks ago. Lopez’s wife is said to be co-operating with authorities. Speaking to KXAS, a woman believed to be Lopez’s wife refused to answer questions stating that she had just spent much of the night talking to police. The station quotes a neighbor, Xanderia Morris, calling the couple “real sweet.” When Lopez’s identity was made public, his wife ran out into the street screaming hysterically until she was comforted by Morris. 3. His Mother Just Died According to El Nuevo Dia in Puerto Rico, Lopez’s mother had just died of a heart attack. Just prior to her death, Lopez’s grandfather is also said to have died. The Mayor of Guaynilla, Puerto Rico, Edgardo Arlequín, says he knew Lopez has a boy and called him “quiet” with young parents who were “dedicated.” The two played in a school band together. Lopez’s mother, Carmen Lopez, worked as a nurse Guaynilla, the shooting suspect’s sister still lives in Guaynilla as a music teacher. He attended high school in Guaynilla at Asuncion Rodriguez De Sala. Lopez may have been annoyed that the military only gave him 24 hours off to attend his mother’s funeral, according to a friend. The same friend said that he had spoken to Lopez only a few days ago. He added that Lopez was annoyed because he had been robbed recently. PHOTOS: Shooting at Fort Hood Wounds Multiple Soldiers | HEAVY A shooting has wounded three soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas. The base is on lockdown as the military is reminded of the 2009 massacre at the base. Click here to read more 4. Lopez Shot Himself in the Head Fort Hood Shooter Dead (NBC DFW) It’s reported that the shooter committed suicide by self-inflicted gun wound. An internal DOJ memo was obtained by The Associated Press that stated the gunman was down. According to Lt. Gen Milley, Lopez was cornered by a female officer when he took his .45, which was purchased recently, out of his pants and shot himself in the head. 5. The Lockdown Was Lifted 3 Hours After the Attack The situation is still being treated as “active” with a shelter in place still in affect at Fort Hood. According to NBC News, Scott & White Memorial Hospital were setting up a “command center.” Bell County sheriff deputies are securing the area where the wounded are being treated. The injuries suffered by the wounded included gun shots to the neck, abdomen and chest. A map of the Fort Hood campus. The red dot indicates where the 2009 shooting occurred. (Wikipedia) A map of the Fort Hood campus. The red dot indicates where the 2009 shooting occurred. (Wikipedia) According to an official Fort Hood press release: The injured personnel are being transported to Carl R. Darnall Medical Center and other local hospitals. Numerous law enforcement agencies are in support and on the scene. The number of injured are not confirmed at this time. No further details are known at this time. The initial stages of the lockdown were captured on this raw video: Fort Hood Shooting Raw Video Watch Now Sign up for Heavy’s daily email and never miss out on our popular stories. The attack happened at around 4:25 p.m. local time when the gunman exited his vehicle and opened fire around Motor Pool Road and Tank Destroyer Boulevard. Reports say that three people are dead and 16 are injured. Four of those wounded are said to be in “grave condition.” One witness told News 10 that she heard at least 20 shots being fired.Read more at: http://www.heavy.com/news/2014/04/ivan-lopez-named-as-possible-fort-hood-shooter/