A U.S. soldier 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, U.S. officials said. The soldier, who was being treated for mental health problems, drove to two buildings on the base and opened fire before he was stopped by military police, in an incident that lasted between 15 and 20 minutes, Fort Hood commanding officer Mark Milley said. The gunman then shot himself in the head with a .45-caliber pistol, Milley added. Security officials said preliminary information identified the gunman as Ivan Lopez, and the shooting was not linked to terrorism. Milley declined to identify the shooter until his family was notified. All the wounded and killed were military personnel. U.S. President Barack Obama said he was “heartbroken” that another shooting had occurred at the Fort Hood Army base and described the situation there as fluid. “We are going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened,” Obama told reporters in Chicago, where he is traveling for Democratic fundraisers. “We’re heartbroken that something like this might have happened again.” The shooting, the third such incident…
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