Fort Hood Shooter Complained About Being Bullied
Army investigators are saying that Ivan Lopez, the shooter who killed four people (including himself) and injured 16 others at Fort Hood last week, felt bullied by other soliders.
According to CNN, Lopez had recently asked to transfer, claiming he was being taunted and picked on by soldiers in his unit. The latest military report on the tragic shooting also says Lopez was also agitated by a refusal to grant him leave.
During a news conference yesterday, Army spokesperson Chris Grey said the shootings at the post followed an argument related to Lopez's request for leave to grieve for his mother. Lopez was reportedly denied the amount of time he requested. Lopez's family says he was upset he was granted only a 24-hour leave for the funeral in November, but the leave was later extended by two days.
Lopez did a short stint in Iraq in 2011 and told Army doctors that he had suffered a traumatic brain injury. He wa undergoing treatment for depression and anxiety while being evaluated for post-traumatic stress disorder.