There has been another incident at Fort Hood in Texas. According to news reports there are injuries.
Rather than speculate about the possible perpetrator (I think I know who this individual might be because his name cropped up on the MyPet Jawa site), I will wait until further details are given. From what I have seen on one news site the perpetrator is dead.
I will update this post when more information is available.
UPDATE: via The Jawa Report – the shooter has been identified as Spc Ivan Lopez. I have seen conflicting reports on the number of dead, Jawa Report says 4 but others are reporting as many as 8 or even 14. I think this is the usual misinformation at work.
According to Howie, this time terrorism has not been ruled out. Lopez worked as a truck driver in the army and was being treated for depression at Fort Worth. This could be chalked up to PTSD, but he was not diagnosed as such at the time that he went on a shooting rampage. I think a family background check is needed before anyone can guess or comment as to why Lopez decided to kill other soldiers.
Depression is a very strange thing because for many being depressed means feeling sad all the time. Some people end up feeling suicidal. In some instances a background check will reveal drug use, including marijuahna that might have caused the depression to take hold. There are several forms of depression including what is known as clinical depression as well as manic-depression or what is commonly called bi-polar disorder. There are many variables to consider in such situations.
Something else to consider is that sometimes people behave in a certain way with the express intention of ending up dead, but not at their own hands. These are the people who are the most likely to initiate a suicidal rampage and seem determined to take out as many other people as they can before dying.