• December 21, 2014

Fort Hood releases view of crime scene

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Posted: Sunday, April 6, 2014 4:30 am

Fort Hood officials late Saturday released an overhead view of the crime scene in the area where the Wednesday's shooting took place.

According to officials, a 911 call was made at 4:16 p.m. Wednesday about shots fired near the 1st Medical Brigade Headquarters. Military police were on scene by 4:20 p.m. and engaged Spc. Ivan A. Lopez in a parking lot near the 49th Transportation Battalion Headquarters. Shots also were fired between the two buildings near the 21st Combat Support Hospital Headquarters, the 61st Multifunctional Medical Battalion Headquarters, the 1st Medical Brigade Annex and the 180th Transportation Battalion Headquarters.

Lopez, a soldier with the 49th Transportation Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command, killed three soldiers and wounded 16 before turning his .45-caliber handgun on himself.

Post was locked down at 4:43 p.m. and the lockdown was lifted at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, officials said.

Circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, Quantico, Va.

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