Dec 10, 2013
At Least 12 Dead in Naval Shooting (Update 2)
Posted on Sep 16, 2013
Update 2 (9/16 7:41 p.m. PDT): More on the shooter: Aaron Alexis was reportedly involved in two previous nonlethal shootings, and it seems police followed up on only one of those incidents. It’s possible he was a 9/11 rescuer, and may have been disturbed by that experience, according to the L.A. Times.
Update (9/16 12:36 p.m. PDT): The Associated Press reports that the deceased shooter has been identified as Aaron Alexis. Original post follows below.
At least 12 people were killed in a shooting at a naval facility in Washington, D.C., on Monday morning, and it is not known whether there was more than one gunman, Mayor Vincent Gray said, according to The Guardian.
The Guardian reported that Washington, D.C., police chief Cathy Lanier confirmed the death toll and said one shooter is dead and police are searching for two others in military-style clothing. “We potentially have two shooters out there,” she said.
“We have one shooter that we believe is involved in this who is deceased,” she said.
Schools are closed in the area, and nearby flights, temporarily delayed, have resumed.
This is a developing story. The Guardian initially reported:
—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.
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