Victims Identified in Fort Hood Shooting
During a press conference on Wednesday’s Fort Hood shooting, Lt. Gen. Mark Milley provided more details on the victims.
Three people were killed and 16 wounded when Spc. Ivan Lopez opened fire at the military post before shooting himself.
Lt. Gen. Milley confirmed the identities of the fallen. Sgt. First Class Daniel Ferguson was 39 years old and from Mulberry, Florida. He entered active service in July 1993 as a transportation management coordinator. His deployments included Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Staff Sgt. Carlos Lazaney Rodriguez, 38, was from Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. He entered active duty service in February 1995 as a united supply specialist. He deployed to Kuwait and Iraq.
Sgt. Timothy Owens, 37, was from Effingham, Illinois. He entered active duty service in July 2004 as a motor transport operator. He deployed to Iraq and Kuwait. Yesterday on Shepard Smith Reporting, Lea Gabrielle spoke to Owens' mother. Hear the emotional interview here.
A memorial will be held next Wednesday, one week after the shooting.
Six soldiers remain at the hospital.
After meeting with some of the injured, Lt. Gen. Milley said, “Each of them is resilient. Their families are resilient. … They’re dealing very well with a difficult situation, and we all look forward and pray for their recovery.”
One of the wounded soldiers wrote a note to a doctor (below) that reads: “Sir how’s everyone doing? Let everyone know I’m doing good and we’ll all get through this as a family/team.”