April 3rd, 2014
03:05 PM ET

Hospital Briefing on Fort Hood Shooting

Authorities have identified the man who opened fire at Fort Hood in Texas on Wednesday, killing three people before committing suicide, as Specialist Ivan Lopez.

Sixteen more people were injured Wednesday when he opened fire at Fort Hood, the sprawling Army post in Texas still on edge after a mass shooting there left 13 dead in 2009, officials said.

The gunman also died. He was engaged by military police before he fatally shot himself in the head, said the Army post's commander, Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley.

Dr. Matthew Davis, Trauma Director at Scott and White Memorial Hospital, gave an update on the conditions of the patients at 11:37am ET this morning:

"We do have nine patients here at Scott and White, three of them remain in critial condition, and the remainder are in good condition. There is a possibility that some of them may actually be discharged from the hospital today..."

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  1. jrbranson

    Great reporting! Like the follow up with the Terry Lyles.

    You might also want to talk to @bartwomack re his experience dealing with the chaos and aftermath of a fellow soldier throwing grenades and shooting at them while in Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom (March 2003)...I just worked with him on his memoir (www.embeddedenemy.com)...he can talk about what the soldiers are likely going through...he was just interviewed yesterday by his hometown news (he's in columbus, OH): http://abc6onyourside.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wsyx_retired-sergeants-insight-into-soldieronsoldier-violence-30316.shtml

    He can talk about what's in store for these soldiers' recovery.

    Keep up the good work!

    April 4, 2014 at 1:27 pm | Reply

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