NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 03, 2014
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(Ft. Hood: Mark Potter) The investigation into the shooting at the Army base by gunman Spc. Ivan Lopez reviewed; scenes shown of Lopez’s wife and their apartment; police audiotapes played; photos shown of victims Sgt. Timothy Owens, who was killed, and Maj. Patrick Miller & Sgt. Keisha Fountain, who were injured; Facebook posting by Owens’ daughter quoted. [Neighbor Xanderia MORRIS- describes the wife’s reaction.] [Owens’ mother Mary Louise MUNTEAN, Miller’s mother Carole MILLER, Scott & White Hospital Dr. Matthew DAVIS- comment.] The 2009 Ft. Hood massacre by Maj. Nidal Hasan and the confirmation that both Lopez & Hasan bought their weapons at Guns Galore in Killeen noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) Lopez’s background reviewed; photos shown; scenes shown from his hometown of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico; details given about his mental health; statistics on PTSD in veterans of Iraq & Afghanistan cited. [Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray ODIERNO- comments on Lopez’s military service.] [Ft. Hood commander Lt. Gen. Mark MILLEY- says he had a medical history that indicates unstable psychological condition.] [Retired Army Capt. Wes MOORE- comments on the difficulty in diagnosing PTSD.] The flags on the National Mall in Washington, DC placed for every veteran who has committed suicide this year shown. [Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America founder Paul RIECKHOFF- warns against associating veterans with Lopez.]
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