FORT HOOD, Texas (NBC/WOAI) — Three people were killed and 16 others wounded when 34-year-old Ivan Lopez allegedly opened fire at Fort Hood, Texas, on Wednesday afternoon.
Officials say Lopez was being evaluated to determine whether he had post-traumatic stress disorder.
Authorities say Lopez shot himself when he was confronted by a military police officer.
The military post was put on lockdown following the shooting.
“As a mom — to not be able to get to your kids in a situation of crisis – yeah,” said Army wife Jessica Navarro. “It’s tearing me up inside. And all I want to do is get on base, but they won’t let us.”
“It’s really unreal … really unreal,” said Sgt. John Mark Wasinon. “Because in 2009, I was here, and the same thing happened again. And it’s unbelievable.”