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Ft. Hood shooter had been denied leave day of rampage, source says
Ft. Hood shooter had been denied leave day of rampage, source says

When Army Spec. Ivan Lopez went on the shooting rampage Wednesday at Ft. Hood, Texas, killing three  soldiers and injuring 16 others, he had just learned that superiors in Washington had rejected his request to take a temporary leave to deal with family matters related to his mother’s death, a federal law enforcement official said. Officials had turned down an earlier leave request and Lopez was attempting to renew it, said the official, speaking anonymously because the investigation is ongoing. The rejection, delivered Wednesday, set him off, the official said. PHOTOS: Fort Hood shooting “He had put in for something regarding his mother's death and some other...

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