Soldier kills 3, wounds 16 before taking own life at Texas Army base

By REUTERS
April 3, 2014 07:56



FORT HOOD, Texas - A US soldier with mental health issues shot dead three people and injured at least 16 on Wednesday before taking his own life at an Army base in Fort Hood, Texas, the site of another deadly rampage in 2009, US military officials said.



The soldier, who was being treated for depression and anxiety, went to two buildings on the base and opened fire before he was confronted by military police, Fort Hood commanding officer Mark Milley said.



The gunman, whose motive remains unknown, then shot himself in the head with a .45-caliber pistol, he added.


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