Megyn Kelly Won’t Name Ft. Hood Shooter On Her Fox News Show (Video)

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

Fox News host Megyn Kelly announced Wednesday night that she will not be using the name of the Fort Hood shooter on her show.

“Authorities are identifying the shooter,” Kelly said at the beginning of her show. "If you’re interested, you can get his name on other shows, like the one that preceded this one and online, but we have decided not to name these mass killers here as a policy here on the ‘Kelly File.’ Too often it is infamy they seek, and we decline to help."

The suspected shooter, Army Spc. Ivan Lopez, allegedly shot and killed three people and injured 16 others before turning the gun on himself Wednesday. 

Later on the show, Kelly said, “The nationality of the shooter, it sounds Hispanic, Latino, but you can look up his name online if you care to know more.”

Lopez was an Iraq war veteran who was being evaluated for posttraumatic stress disorder but had not been diagnosed.

"We do know that this soldier had behavioral health and mental health issues and was being treated for that," said Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, head of the Army's III Corps at Fort Hood.

Miley said there is no evidence that the shooting is terror-related.

In October, before her show began, Kelly said she would no longer name mass shooting suspects, like the Navy Yard shooter, who was also suspected of having a mental illness.

"I think we should all do it [conceal the names of shooters]," Kelly said in October. "If [viewers] want to find out the names of these people who do this, who shoot up places or take themselves out in a blaze of glory, go look it up online if they need to know the names."

Sources: Politico, USA Today