On Wednesday, April 2, Fort Hood in Texas once again became a shooting ground for a soldier. Spc. Ivan Lopez walked onto the military base with a .45-caliber handgun and open fired, wounding 16 and killing three others before turning the gun on himself.
Recent reports have revealed details about what went on in Lopez’s life shortly before the April 2 shooting. Facebook posts written by Lopez have been released that talk about the Sandy Hook shooter as well as Lopez’s time in Iraq, where he did not experience direct combat.
According to ksl.com, Chris Grey, a spokesman for the U.S Army Criminal Investigation Command stated, “Authorities had credible information that Lopez was involved in a verbal altercation with soldiers from his unit just prior to him allegedly opening fire.”
While more and more information is being brought to light, Grey said in the same interview, “Given that the alleged shooter is deceased, the possibility does exist that we may never know exactly why the alleged shooter did what he did.”