Fort Hood victims honored at Final 4

Updated: April 5, 2014, 6:59 PM ET
Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Final Four organizers held a moment of silence Saturday for the victims of the second mass shooting in five years at Fort Hood, the sprawling Army post about 140 miles to the south.

The three who were killed and 16 others who were injured were honored before the first semifinal between Connecticut and Florida at AT&T Stadium.

Authorities say Spc. Ivan Lopez shot and killed fellow soldiers before taking his own life Wednesday in an attack they say was preceded by an argument and didn't have any ties to terrorism.

In 2009, 13 people were killed by Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan, who had said he was angry about being deployed to Afghanistan and wanted to protect Islamic and Taliban leaders from U.S. troops.


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