Thursday, April 3, 2014

Fort Hood gunman sought mental health treatment

Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, commanding general of III Corps and Fort Hood, speaks with the media outside of an entrance to the Fort Hood military base following a shooting that occurred inside, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Fort Hood, Texas. Four people were killed, including the gunman, and 16 were wounded in the attack, authorities said. (AP Photo/Tamir Kalifa)The gunman, who served in Iraq for four months in 2011, had been undergoing an assessment before the attack to determine if he had post-traumatic stress disorder, Milley said.
He arrived at Fort Hood in February from another base in Texas. He was taking medication, and there were reports that he had complained after returning from Iraq about suffering a traumatic brain injury, Milley said. The commander did not elaborate.
Asked Wednesday about security improvements in the wake of the shootings, Hagel said: 
"Obviously when we have these kinds of tragedies on our bases, something's not working."

Read the story here:  http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2014/apr/03/fort-hood-gunman-sought-mental-health-treatment/

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