Ft. Hood heartache again in the headlines

Less than five years after its last shooting tragedy, the Ft. Hood military installation in Texas is left with at least four dead, including the gunman, and more than a dozen were injured, the Washington Post tells us. "Two government officials confirmed to The Post a short time ago that the shooter had been killed," WaPo journalist Mark Berman announced on Twitter. Words from Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) quoted in that piece aptly summarized our own sentiments on yesterday's events: “No community should have to go through this horrific violence once, let alone twice.”

In the hours that followed, we learned the shooter was Ivan Lopez, an Army specialist suffering from depression and anxiety, who reportedly took his own life. Local television station KCEN-TV was one of the first on the scene, sharing some of the first reports of the shooting. "Witness shares possible #FortHood shooting suspect description w/ @KCENNews white male in a grey Toyota," tweeted Amanda Kost at 7 News Denver. Furthemore, CNN was also on the job with live updates, describing the shooter has having used a semiautomatic handgun while wearing battle fatigues.

This twitpic especially captivated us all. Mike Hayes responded, "What an image."

(Photo credit: Don Gomez)

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