Fort Hood Shooting: Was Shooter’s Massacre Due To Mental Disorder?

Thu, April 3, 2014 8:39am EDT by 2 Comments
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The man who gunned down 3 people at the Fort Hood military post in Texas was an Iraq war veteran who was undergoing treatment for mental health issues. Could these issues have been the trigger for his shooting rampage?

Spc. Ivan Lopez, 34 — who was married with children — moved on base in February, reports CNN. While there, he continued his treatments for PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). A recently released report now claims that this disorder could have potentially lead to the massacre at the Killeen, Tex. base.

Fort Hood Shooting: Gunman Was Being Treated For PTSD

Lt. Gen Mark Milley, Fort Hood’s commanding general, released these statements to reporters on April 2:

He served for four months in Iraq in 2011. “He was not wounded, according to our records,” the general said. However, Ivan “self-reported” suffering a traumatic brain injury while deployed, he added.

Ivan suffered from depression, anxiety and other psychiatric complaints and was receiving treatment and medication, reports CNN.

He was going through the process required to diagnose Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). “He was not diagnosed, as of today, with PTSD,” the general stated on April 2. “That process takes time.”

Fort Hood Shooting: Were Mental Health Issues The Cause For Massacre?

Ivan was assigned to the 13th sustainment command at Fort Hood, which deals with the logistical responsibilities for the post. (It was one of two unit buildings where Ivan opened fire).

The attack comes just 4 years after Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a former Army psychiatrist, opened fire at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009, killing 13 people and injuring 32 others.

What do you think HollywoodLifers, were his potential mental disorders the cause of his killing rampage? Let us know.

– Bryant Perkins

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