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- Dylan Stableford and Eric Pfeiffer at Yahoo News4 mths ago
A shooting at Fort Hood on Wednesday left four people dead, including the gunman, and 16 others injured, officials said.
The shooter, identified as 34-year-old soldier Ivan Lopez, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Lopez was identified by Congressman Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, in an interview with The Associated Press.
“We do not know a motive," Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley told reporters at a press conference on Wednesday night. "But we know this soldier to have behavioral health and mental health issues.”
"In regards to the investigation, there is no indication this incident is related to terrorism, though we are not ruling anything out,” Milley added.
The shooter served four months in Iraq in 2011, Milley said, and "was undergoing treatment for depression, anxiety and a variety of other psychological and psychiatric issues.” The suspect had not been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, Milley stressed, but was being evaluated for PTSD.
The suspect used a .45-caliber Smith & Wesson semi-automatic pistol that had been purchased recently, Milley said.