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Fort Hood suspect: new details emerge

Friday, April 04, 2014 - 01:13

April 4 - Further details emerge about the soldier suspected of carrying out the shooting spree at the Fort Hood army base in Texas. Paul Chapman reports.

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PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 Residents in the Puerto Rican home town of the soldier suspected of carrying out the Fort Hood army base shooting spree says they're shocked and baffled. Ivan Lopez is accused of the rampage which claimed three lives and wounded 16 before killing himself. (SOUNDBITE)(Spanish) NEIGHBOUR ORLANDO RODRIGUEZ SAYING: "He's an excellent boy, at least to those of us here during the years he lived here with us. It's a problem of war. War damages everyone and that is unfortunate." The motive for the bloodshed is so far unclear. Fort Hood commander, Lieutenant General Mark Milley, says Lopez may have had mental problems. (SOUNDBITE)(English) LIEUTENANT GENERAL MARK MILLEY SAYING: "We have very strong evidence that he had a medical history that indicates some unstable psychiatric or psychological condition. I've gone through all the records to ensure that that is in fact correct but we believe that to be a fundamental underlying causal factor." Lopez joined the U.S. army in 2008. He served two tours of duty abroad including four months in Iraq but had no direct involvement in combat.

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Fort Hood suspect: new details emerge

Friday, April 04, 2014 - 01:13