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On Wednesday, a gunman identified as Spc. Ivan Lopez opened fire at Fort Hood in Texas, killing three and wounding 16 before killing himself. The incident follows a 2009 mass shooting at the base when Maj. Nidal Hasan shot and killed 13 people and wounded 30 others.

USA TODAY Network takes a closer look at the base where those two tragedies occurred.

Fort Hood is the "largest active duty armored post in the U.S. Armed Services," according to its website. To get a better idea of what that means, here's a breakdown of the people and facilities on Fort Hood military base. (All figures listed below come from Fort Hood's website).

•The base covers approximately 340 square miles.

•It houses two full divisions and 12 additional units.

•41,000 soldiers work at Fort Hood according to the base's website, though news reports have put the figure at more than 45,000.

•145,000 family members of service members stationed at the base and retirees live within a 40-mile radius of the base's medical center.

•The base's Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center has 2,500 staff members who, on an average day, conduct 3,867 outpatient visits; treat 170 ER patients, fill 5,000 prescriptions, deliver seven babies.

•There are more than 6,000 homes on the base.

•Fort Hood has seven elementary schools, three middle schools, two high schools.

•For recreation, the base has several swimming pools, a movie theater, skating rink, bowling alley and several other leisure facilities.

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