Wake held in Puerto Rico for Fort Hood gunman

AP News
Posted: Apr 11, 2014 5:42 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A wake is being held in Puerto Rico for the Fort Hood gunman who recently killed three people and injured 16 others at a Texas military base before committing suicide.

Relatives and friends of Army Spc. Ivan Lopez arrived Friday at a funeral home in his hometown of Guayanilla.

Family spokesman Glidden Lopez, who is not related to the soldier, said he will be buried Saturday in the southwest coastal town.

Ivan Lopez had been receiving treatment for depression and anxiety while being evaluated for post-traumatic stress disorder. However, Fort Hood officials have said his mental condition was not a "direct participating factor" in the March 2 shootings.

Authorities said the shootings followed an argument related to Lopez's request for taking leave but did not provide details.