SoCal Man Survives Ft. Hood Rampage

A shooting rampage at the Army base left three dead and 16 wounded. The gunman shot and killed himself.

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    A soldier was shot in the neck and survived the attack by another soldier that authorities believe suffered from mental health issues. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News at 11 on Thursday, April 3, 2014.

    A Southern California man was one of the victims in Wednesday's shooting rampage at Fort Hood, family members said Thursday.

    John Arroyo, who graduated from Whittier High School in 1995, was shot in the neck.

    The lieutenant in the Army may lose his voice box, but he's otherwise OK, an unnamed friend told the Whittier Daily News.

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    He's recovering at a hospital in Texas.

    Some who knew him took to social media.

    "John Arroyo, a friend, and a graduate of Methodist University ROTC was shot in the Ft. Hood shooting," Twitter user Kristopher Spicer wrote. "Please keep him in your prayers."

    Three people were killed and 16 others were wounded in the rampage.

    The soldier responsible, Spc. Ivan Lopez, an Iraq war veteran, shot and killed himself.

    He may have argued with another soldier just beforehand.

    Officials believe his mental health may have been an underlying cause.

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