Ft. Hood Shooting Leaves 4 Dead, 16 Injured
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For the second time in five years, a military commander has stood before the media outside the gates of Fort Hood, Texas, to explain the details of a shooting of soldiers in the nation’s largest military installation. Lt. General Mark A. Milley, III Corps and Fort Hood Commander, briefed nearly 150 members of the media about the shooting which left four dead (including the shooter) and sixteen wounded.
According to the most current medical updates available from the staff of Baylor, Scott & White Medical Center, eight of the nine patients treated for injuries were male—one female. All patients are currently being held in ICC—some in critical condition. Other wounded individuals are receiving care on base with no identifying information made available as of publish time.
Gen. Milley explained that at about 4 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, a soldier opened fire on other soldiers in the 1st Brigade Medical Command Area. The shooter identified by House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul as 34-year-old Ivan Lopez, according to the Associated Press.