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Gunman opens fire at Fort Hood again, killing 3 soldiers
TEXAS -- Today investigators are learning more about the gunman who opened fire at Fort Hood yesterday, killing three soldiers and hurting 16 others.
Investigators do not believe there is any link to terrorism.
All those killed and injured were military members.
Fort Hood says the shooter was a soldier being assessed for whether he had Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
The military has identified him as Specialist Ivan Lopez.
Authorities say the soldier who opened fire on fellow soldiers at Fort Hood was an Iraq War Veteran who was being treated for mental illness. Ivan Lopez killed three people and wounded 16 others before committing suicide at the same post where more than a dozen people were slain in a 2009 attack.
Lopez apparently walked into a building and began firing a .45-caliber semi- automatic pistol that had been purchased recently. He then got into a vehicle and continued firing before entering another building and kept shooting.
Within hours of the attack, investigators started looking into whether his combat experience caused Post-Traumatic Stress.
Today - Fort Hood - open again after a deadly shooting here at the nation's largest Army base- that triggered a lockdown.
3 soldiers killed, 16 others wounded - before the gunman - confronted by an Army police officer, then shot and killed himself.
Antonio Ortiz / Eyewitness
I heard gunshots. We were all scared
The gunman identified as 34-year-old Army Specialist Ivan Lopez
Army officials say - dressed in Army fatigues- and carrying a handgun - he started shooting in one building then drove to another, and continued his rampage.
"Much remains unknown about the shooting incident yesterday at Fort Hood
Including the question of what prompted this horrible attack."
Sources tell ABC News - investigators are looking into the possibility Lopez may have been in an argument just before the shooting
They're also digging into his background- his 9 years in Puerto Rico's National Guard before enlisting in the Army in 2008
His four months spent in Iraq in 2011, and the treatment he was undergoing for anxiety, depression and possible Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
They are working to get answers - from those who knew him best: Xanderia Morris / neighbor - I noticed his wife coming out of the apartment and she was hysterical.
Nearly five years after the deadliest mass-shooting ever at a US military installation happened *here. Questions raised yet again- about base security.
Milley: We'll have to re-examine all of those programs and see if there were gaps.
Holder: "We owe it to all of our men and women in uniform and their families to see that justice is done; to ensure that they are safe here at home."
Marci :Army officials say some of the procedures put in place did help yesterday - Alert procedures, response of forces - contributed to keeping this from being much worse.