Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fort Bliss shooter was retired Army sergeant

A retired Army sergeant is responsible for shooting two convenience store employees, killing one, Monday on the Fort Bliss military base in Texas, the FBI said Tuesday.

The man, identified as 63 year old Steven Kropf, of El Paso, Texas, was shot and killed by law enforcement on the base.

"It is not known whether the shooter had any relationship with either of his victims. The motive for the shooting is still under investigation. It has been determined this was an isolated criminal incident and not terrorism related," the FBI said in a statement released Tuesday.

The two female victims were brought to Beaumont Army Medical Center, where one was pronounced dead at the scene. She was identified as Bettina Maria Goins, 44, of El Paso, Texas. The identity of the surviving victim will not be released due to privacy concerns, the FBI said

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