06 April 2014

Argument may have pushed 'unstable' shooter | RallyPoint.com

Military News - Argument may have pushed 'unstable' shooter

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By Will Weissert and Paul J. Weber
Copyright: The Associated Press

FORT HOOD, TEXAS — Unstable mental health may be the “fundamental, underlying cause” of a soldier’s shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left four people dead, though an argument with another service member likely preceded the attack, according to investigators.

Spc. Ivan Lopez turned his gun on himself after killing three people and wounding 16 others Wednesday at the sprawling Texas military base, where more than a dozen people were killed by a soldier in 2009. An Army truck driver from Puerto Rico, Lopez was undergoing treatment for depression and anxiety while being evaluated for post-traumatic stress disorder, base officials said.

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