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Fort Hood Shooting. April second, 2014

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"My sympathies go out to this strong and resilient community, which has experienced this kind of senseless violence all too recently." - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel

Fund Opens for Donations for Shooting Victims

The National Center for Victims of Crime announced they have joined together with Fort Hood April 9 to collect donations from the public on behalf of the victims and families of the mass shooting here on April 2. Story

Officials Provide Update on Shooting Investigation

Army Col. Paul Reese, III Corps and Fort Hood chief of operations, and Chris Grey, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command spokesman, gave further details of the investigation into the April 2, shooting incident and outlined current priorities during a press conference. Story

President to Attend Fort Hood Memorial Service

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will travel to Fort Hood, Texas, April 9 to attend a memorial ceremony for the victims of the April 2 shooting, according to a statement issued by a senior White House official. Story

Soldiers Killed at Fort Hood Identified

Three soldiers killed in the April 2 shootings on Fort Hood, Texas, have been identified while the search continues for answers that might explain the motive for the killings. Story

Arming All Personnel on Installations Unsafe,
DOD Official Says

The Defense Department does not support allowing its personnel to carry weapons on military installations, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said. Story

Army Secretary Notes Challenges of Detecting Threats

As the Army reviews the April 2 shooting incident at Fort Hood, Texas, it's mindful that new programs may be required to help identify possible insider threats, Army Secretary John M. McHugh told lawmakers. Story

Obama: Soldiers Killed at Fort Hood American Patriots

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama paused at the White House to pay tribute to the shooting victims at Fort Hood, Texas. Story

Hagel: Investigators Must Be Allowed to Do Their Work

Investigators must be allowed to do their work to help everyone understand the events that led to shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said during a news briefing. Story

Commander Identifies Fort Hood Shooter, Provides Details

Army Spc. Ivan A. Lopez, 34, has been identified as the gunman in the shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, and Army Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley, base commander, said there are "strong indications" that the shootings were an isolated incident that may have been triggered by a verbal altercation Lopez had with another soldier or soldiers. Story

Civilian Hospital Treats 9 Fort Hood Shooting Victims

Nine of those injured in the mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas are in varying degrees of stability, including three in critical condition, a trauma physician said. Story

Officials Focus on Cause of Fort Hood Shooting

The Defense Department and the Army are working to determine why a soldier killed three others and wounded 16 before taking his own life at Fort Hood, Texas, a Pentagon spokesman said. Story

Army Mourns Loss of Soldiers at Fort Hood

For the Fort Hood, Texas, community and the Army family worldwide, "this is a time once again to come together, to stand as one as they have so many times before, drawing strength from each other," Army Secretary John M. McHugh told lawmakers. Story

President Praises Swift Response to Fort Hood Shootings

President Barack Obama commended the military personnel, first responders and medical staff who responded swiftly and heroically to the shootings, some fatal, at Fort Hood, Texas, White House officials said in a statement. Story

Gunman Kills Soldiers at Fort Hood, Takes Own Life

A soldier killed three fellow soldiers and wounded 16 more before killing himself on Fort Hood, Texas, officials said, adding there is no evidence the incident is related to terrorism. Story

News Photos

Crime Scene Interactive Map

An interactive planar photo of Fort Hood, highlighting six buildings: 61st First Medical Brigade Annex, Multifunctional Medical Battalion HQ, 21st Combat Support Hospital HQ, 1st Medical Brigade HQ, 180th Transportation Batallion HQ, and the 49th Transportation Batallion HQ.

This graphic provided by Fort Hood officials shows the crime scene area where the shooting occurred on Fort Hood, Texas, April 2, 2014. U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, Quantico, Va., continues to investigate. Download Map

1st Medical Brigade Annex
61st Multifunctional Medical Battalion HQ
21st Combat Support Hospital HQ
1st Medical Brigade HQ
180th Transportation Batallion HQ
49th Transportation Batallion HQ
April 2, 2014. Times are in CDT.
4:16 p.m. – Fort Hood police receive 911 call of shots fired.
4:20 p.m. – First responders arrive on scene.
4:43 p.m. – Fort Hood installation locks down.
8:40 p.m. – Fort Hood installation lock down lifted.
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Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Michael Ferguson.

Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Michael Ferguson

Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Michael Ferguson, 39, whose home of record is listed as Mulberry, Fla., entered active-duty service in July 1993 as a transportation management coordinator.

He was assigned to the 49th Transportation Battalion (Movement Control), 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), where he served as a transportation supervisor.

Ferguson's deployments include serving in Kuwait from January to August 2003 and from October 2004 to September 2005; Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from September 2009 to May 2010; and Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from June 2012 to March 2013.

His awards and decorations include a Bronze Star Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, five Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, six Army Good Conduct Medals, two National Defense Service Medals, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, two Kosovo Campaign Medals with Bronze Service Star, Afghan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, three Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbons, Army Service Ribbon, four Overseas Service Ribbons, and two NATO Medals.

Staff Sgt. Carlos A. Lazaney-Rodriguez.

Staff Sgt. Carlos A. Lazaney-Rodriguez

Staff Sgt. Carlos A. Lazaney-Rodriguez, 38, whose home of record is listed as Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, entered active-duty service in February 1995 as a unit supply specialist.

He was assigned to the 21st Combat Support Hospital, 1st Medical Brigade in February 2012 where he served as a unit supply sergeant.

Lazaney-Rodriguez deployed to Kuwait from December 1998 to April 1999. He also deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from April 2007 to April 2008 and from July 2009 to July 2010.

His awards and decorations include four Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, Army Superior Unit Award, six Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, two Overseas Service Ribbons, U.S. Army Basic Recruiter Badge-Silver with two Gold Achievement Stars, Combat Action Badge, U.S. Army Parachutist Badge, and Driver and Mechanic Badge.

Sgt. Timothy Wayne Owens.

Sgt. Timothy Wayne Owens

Sgt. Timothy Wayne Owens, 37, whose home of record is listed as Effingham, Ill., entered active-duty service in June 2004 as a motor transport operator.

He was assigned to the 49th Transportation Battalion (Movement Control), 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), where he served as a heavy vehicle driver.

Owens deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from January 2005 to December 2005 and to Kuwait from January 2010 to December 2010.

His awards include three Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, two Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Combat Action Badge, and Driver and Mechanic Badge.

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