Fort Hood Victims Identified, Cause Remains Uncertain

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Investigators say they may never determine what caused Spc. Ivan Lopez to go on a deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood, despite evidence that suggests an argument ignited the incident.

That rampage left three other soldiers dead and 16 wounded before the gunman took his own life.

Lt. Gen. Mark Milley identified those killed as 39-year-old Daniel Ferguson, of Mulberry, Fla.; 38-year-old Carlos Lazaney-Rodriguez, of Puerto Rico; and 37-year-old Timothy Owens, of Effingham, Ill.

Chris Grey, a spokesman for the Army's Criminal Investigation Command based in Quantico, Va., said the military has not established a "concrete motive" for Spc. Ivan Lopez's rampage.

And because Lopez is dead, Grey says it may never know.

Lt. Gen. Milley, Fort Hood's commander, said an "escalating argument" precipitated the assault, even though investigators believe Lopez made no effort to target specific soldiers.


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