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Suspected Fort Hood shooter showed no suicidal tendencies: US Army Secretary

Published on Apr 3, 2014 10:14 PM
 

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The suspected shooter who killed three people at the US Army base in Fort Hood before killing himself was seen by a psychiatrist and showed no signs of violence or suicidal tendencies, US Army Secretary John McHugh said on Thursday.

He also told a US Senate committee that there was no indication that the soldier was involved with any extremist organisations.

Secretary of the Army John McHugh appears before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill where he addressed yesterday's shooting at Fort Hood on Thursday, April 3, 2014, in Washington, DC. The suspected shooter who killed three people at the US Army base in Fort Hood before killing himself was seen by a psychiatrist and showed no signs of violence or suicidal tendencies, US Army Secretary John McHugh said on Thursday. -- PHOTO: AFP