Sgt. reliving 2009 Fort Hood nightmare

Sgt. John Mark Wasinon (NBC/WOAI)

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.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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