Obama to attend Fort Hood service Wednesday

WASHINGTON (AP/KXAN) — A White House aide says President Barack Obama plans to attend a memorial service Wednesday at Fort Hood — the site of last week’s shooting rampage.

The memorial ceremony will be held on Sadowski Field at the III Corps Headquarters Building at 2 p.m. The ceremony is by invitation only, a release from Fort Hood stated.

Investigators say that an Army truck driver, Ivan Lopez, had an argument before opening fire at the Texas post last Wednesday, killing three soldiers and wounding 16 others before taking his own life.

Fort Hood’s commander hasn’t discussed the cause of the argument.

The attack was the second at the base since 2009, when 13 people were killed in a shooting by an Army psychiatrist.

KXAN.com will plan to live stream the memorial service on Wednesday.

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