Details about Fort Hood gunman

Posted at 7:24 AM, Apr 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-03 08:32:28-04

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Officials at Fort Hood have released few details about the gunman who killed three people before taking his own life in a shooting Wednesday at the Central Texas Army post.

His name is Ivan Lopez. He is married, has other family members and lives in the Fort Hood area, having arrived at the post in February from another base in Texas. He was assigned to the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary).

Lopez served for four months in Iraq in 2011. He wasn't wounded in action but self-reported a traumatic brain injury upon his return to the U.S.

Lopez was taking medication and receiving psychiatric help for depression and anxiety.

Lopez had a .45 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun that was not registered with post authorities as required.

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