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Scary moments for wife of Fort Hood worker following shooting on post

Posted: Updated: April 2, 2014 11:37 PM CDT
Darci Lacounte says she waited in panic to hear back from her husband during Wednesday's lock down at Fort Hood. Darci Lacounte says she waited in panic to hear back from her husband during Wednesday's lock down at Fort Hood.
Darci Lacounte was also once stationed at Ft. Hood. Darci Lacounte was also once stationed at Ft. Hood.
Lacounte's husband Malcom works at Fort Hood in the Military Processing Center. Lacounte's husband Malcom works at Fort Hood in the Military Processing Center.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

A Shreveport woman says she waited in panic to hear back from her husband during Wednesday's lock down at Fort Hood.

The base was placed on lock down after a soldier opened fire, killing 3 people, injuring 11, and then turning the gun on himself.

There are reports that the shooter has been identified as 34-year-old soldier Ivan Lopez.

"For 25 minutes my heart was literally in my stomach," says Darci Lacounte.

Lacounte's husband Malcom works at Fort Hood in the Military Processing Center, where she was also once stationed. 

"I got on Facebook, phoned, called everybody, please someone tell me what's going on," says Lacounte.

Lacounte says her husband was not answering his cell phone, but eventually the father of 3 did call back. He confirmed he was okay, but was not far from the danger.

"He heard some shots...then a couple of minutes later sirens and first responders, a few more shots and then a lot more sirens hitting posts," says Lacounte after speaking with her husband.

Malcom Lacounte was also at Fort Hood during the 2009 shooting, according to his wife.

In 2009, an active shooter killed 13 people.

"It is so very traumatic, and to go through it a second time, it is even worse," says Lacounte.

Reports suggest Wednesday's shooting may have stemmed from a dispute between soldiers, but military and law enforcement officials so far won't say terrorism has been ruled out.

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