Argument may have preceded Fort Hood shooting

Lucy Hamlin leans on her husband's foot, Specialist Timothy Hamlin, as they wait to be allowed back onto Fort Hood, Texas, where they reside, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness was the gunman who opened fire at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16 others before committing suicide, in an attack on the same Texas military base where more than a dozen people were slain in 2009, authorities said. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Deborah Cannon)
Lucy Hamlin leans on her husband's foot, Specialist Timothy Hamlin, as they wait to be allowed back onto Fort Hood, Texas, where they reside, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness was the gunman who opened fire at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16 others before committing suicide, in an attack on the same Texas military base where more than a dozen people were slain in 2009, authorities said. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Deborah Cannon)

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A Fort Hood official says there is a “strong possibility” that the gunman who killed three people and wounded 16 others at the Texas military base argued with one or more soldiers immediately before the shooting.

Fort Hood’s senior officer, Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, said Thursday that investigators are looking into whether Spc. Ivan Lopez had a “verbal altercation” with another soldier or soldiers before Wednesday’s shooting.

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