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April 4th, 2014
06:06 PM ET

Army: Possible altercation 'immediately preceded' Fort Hood shooting

Killeen, Texas (CNN) - With the community reeling from a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, investigators are grappling for answers on why Spc. Ivan Lopez opened fire against fellow soldiers.

Investigators are looking at a possible altercation with a soldier "that immediately preceded the shooting," said Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, the post's commanding general.

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national lead

April 3rd, 2014
06:04 PM ET

Fort Hood shooting: Psychiatric issues 'fundamental underlying causal factor'

Killeen, Texas (CNN) – The gunman in Wednesday's shooting at Fort Hood, Spc. Ivan Lopez, had a history of instability.

"We have very strong evidence that he had a medical history that indicates an unstable psychiatric or psychological condition. (We're) going through all records to ensure that is, in fact, is correct. But we believe that to be the fundamental underlying causal factor," Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, the post's commanding general, told reporters Thursday.

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April 3rd, 2014
04:49 PM ET

Fort Hood shooting: 'Texans' hearts are once again very heavy'

Killeen, Texas (CNN) - A day after a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, left three soldiers dead and 16 wounded, a profile emerged Thursday of the killer as an experienced soldier who was grappling with mental illness, but no answers were forthcoming as to a possible motive.

The incident began Wednesday at about 4 p.m., when Spc. Ivan Lopez, 34, went from one building at the sprawling Texas military base to a second, firing his .45-caliber handgun.

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