Four Dead In Fort Hood Attack, Including Shooter

(Fort Hood, TX) Four people were killed in a shooting at Fort Hood Wednesday, including the shooter, CBS News confirmed.

Sixteen people were hurt, some critically, in the shooting.

All of those wounded or killed Wednesday were military personnel.

The shooter used a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol in the attack and died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, officials said Wednesday night.

The pistol was not registered on base as required.

Sources told CBS News the shooter had been identified as 34-year-old soldier Ivan Lopez.

Ft. Hood officials said the shooter served in Iraq in 2011 and had “behavioral health and mental health” issues.

They also said they do not yet know the motive, but that there was no indication the shooting was related to terrorism.

There are 40,000 people on the base.

After an attack at Fort hood in 2009, Maj. Nidal Hasan was sentenced to death for the murders of 13 people and for trying to kill 32 more.

Military personnel are not allowed to be armed on base.

The 2009 terror attack at Fort Hood was stopped by a civilian police officer who happened to be there and had her gun.

6 comments

    • NCOWife2

      We moved from Hood a little over a year ago and were there for the last shooting. I can assure you that most military families at Hood won’t jump on saying such extreme things. As a matter of fact, if the rest of America was privy to the information that locals received about the first shooting, I can assure you that more anger would be directed at the U. S. government and Army officials than at the assailant. Although not purposeful, people in that area have simply chosen not to discuss anything related to that day.

      Many of these soldiers are stretched thin and options are very limited. I have taught teenaged children that have only lived in the house with a parent or two for less than eight years of their lives and THEY will tell you that they do not know their parent(s). I’m not trying to be mean or rude, but there are many things that civilians don’t know (or that the media incorrectly reports) and wouldn’t understand which, as an unwritten rule, is why we choose not to have some conversations with them.

      Right now, we are awaiting to hear from our friends/military family and my husband is concerned that it is his former motorpool and colleagues.

  • justin epperson

    my thoughts and prayers r with every military man/woman including their families in this time of tragedy. godspeed and hope everyone is staying safe. to those families that has lost someone in this tragedy my prayers r with u as well .

  • truthseeker1953

    Military bases are pretty much gun free zones where a shooter can shoot lots before someone with a gun can get to him. Sheer stupidity.

  • Lucia Rooks

    Thank God you are safe Charles and Darlene, I love you both. May God have mercy on Lopez. Pray for America, America.

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