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Facebook page of Ft. Hood shooter?
Fort Hood, Texas (ABC News) - A Facebook page appearing to belong to the man who gunned down three people at Fort Hood Wednesday before taking his own life reveals new details about the veteran.
The social media account is under the name Ivan Slipknot, rather than Ivan Lopez as the shooter has been identified by ABC News sources, but biographical details on the Facebook page match with what is known about the shooter and two of the mans neighbors confirmed the images show Ivan Lopez.
Slipknot is the name of a hardcore heavy metal band, seen in a couple pictures on the Facebook page.
The Facebook page shows several photos of Lopez in and out of uniform. One past profile picture, posted in 2013, shows him in full combat gear and a comment on the image made by Ivan Slipknot mentions memories of Fallujah, Iraq 2011.
Military officials confirmed the Fort Hood shooter had been in Iraq for four months in 2011, but did not see direct combat.
Other photos show Lopez in civilian garb, posing with children at various landmarks, smiling at the camera. The shooter was married with kids, military officials said.
Wednesday Fort Hood Lt. Gen. Mark Milley told reporters the shooter suffered from mental issues and was being evaluated for possible post-traumatic stress disorder. No motive has been identified and top military and law enforcement officials said that as of yet, the incident does not appear to be linked to terrorism.
Three people were killed and 16 others injured, including an Allegany, NY man with degrees from St. Bonaventure and Syracuse University. Lopez took his own life after he was engaged by military police responding to the shooting, Milley told reporters Wednesday.
"Obviously, we are digging deep into his background," Milley said. "He was undergoing behavioral health, psychiatric treatment for depression and anxiety and a variety of other psychological and psychiatric issues. ... He was not diagnosed, as of today, with PTSD, he was undergoing a diagnosis process to determine if he had PTSD. That is a lengthy process."