Doctor was killed at Army medical facility shooting in Texas: FBI

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 07, 2015 10:38 AM

By Lisa Maria Garza

DALLAS (Reuters) - A doctor was the person killed by a gunman at a U.S. Army medical facility in El Paso, Texas, who later took his own life, the FBI said on Wednesday.

Officials from the FBI, which is leading the investigation of the shooting, did not release the doctor's identity or information on the suspected shooter.

A news conference was planned for Wednesday, the FBI said.

The agency said it planned to interview "hundreds of potential witnesses" as it seeks to uncover a motive for the shooting at a veterans' clinic at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center.

The clinic, located on the Fort Bliss Army post, was closed on Wednesday.

"We extend our condolences to the El Paso VA clinic staff as they mourn the loss of one of their staff members," Fort Bliss officials said in a statement.

In a survey released last year, the Office of the Inspector General ranked the El Paso VA Health Care System as one of the worst in the country in terms of wait times for primary patient care and patients seeking mental healthcare.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Tom Brown and Peter Cooney)