FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Investigators today have been searching the home of the man who opened fire yesterday at Fort Hood in Texas, killing three people and wounding more than a dozen others before taking his own life.
A spokesman at Fort Hood say they've also been questioning the wife of the soldier, who's been identified as Ivan (ee-VAHN') Lopez.
A top Army official says the soldier had seen a psychiatrist last month, and didn't show any signs of being a threat to himself or others. Army Secretary John McHugh adds that there are no apparent ties to extremist groups.
He says the soldier didn't see any combat during a four-month deployment to Iraq in 2011.
A woman who lived in the same apartment complex as Lopez near Fort Hood says not many people knew him or his wife very well, because they had just moved in a few weeks ago. She says she would see Lopez in uniform going to his car every morning, and that he was friendly.
At a hospital that's treating nine of the survivors of the shooting, doctors say at least three are in critical condition today, but they are expected to survive.
193-a-07-(Dr. Alexander Thompson, head of psychiatry, Scott & White Memorial Hospital, at news conference)-"to do that"-Dr. Alexander Thompson say it's probably too soon to help the victims deal with the psychological trauma of yesterday's shooting. (3 Apr 2014)
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190-w-36-(Sagar Meghani (SAH'-gur meh-GAH'-nee), AP national security correspondent, with Army Secretary John McHugh)--The soldier who killed three people at Fort Hood had a recent psychiatric evaluation. AP National Security Correspondent Sagar Meghani reports from the Pentagon. (3 Apr 2014)
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185-a-11-(Dr. Matthew Davis, trauma director, Scott & White Memorial Hospital, at news conference)-"in critical condition"-Dr. Matthew Davis says three of the wounded are in critical condition. ((note audio dropout as fed from site)) (3 Apr 2014)
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APPHOTO TXEG105: An unidentified soldier holds flowers dropped off at Fort Hood's main gate for shooting victims, Thursday, April 3, 2014, in Fort Hood, Texas. A soldier opened fire Wednesday on fellow service members at the Fort Hood military base, killing three people and wounding 16 before committing suicide. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) (3 Apr 2014)
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APPHOTO DCSA112: Army Secretary John M. McHugh, left, accompanied by Army Chief of Staff Gen Raymond Odierno, pauses on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 3, 2014, as they updated members of the Senate Armed Services Committee about the deadly shooting rampage by a soldier yesterday at Fort Hood in Texas. An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness was the gunman who opened fire at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16 others before committing suicide, in an attack on the same Texas military base where more than a dozen people were slain in 2009. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (3 Apr 2014)
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