Aaron Alexis Identified as D.C. Navy Yard Shooter; 13 Dead, Second Suspect at Large

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Aaron Alexis has been identified as one of the men behind Monday's shooting at the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard, where 13 at least people died.

Washington Mayor Vincent Gray said that Alexis, a 34-year-old from Fort Worth, Texas, was shot during an exchange with a Metro Police officer.

"As far as we know, it's an isolated incident," Gray said.

"We have no known motive at this stage."

The mayor said there was "no reason at this stage" to believe it was terrorism, but would not rule it out as officials try to investigate what happened.

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said authorities were seeking a potential second suspect, described as a black male, approximately 40 to 50 years old.

Before a scheduled economic speech, President Barack Obama deplored "yet another mass shooting," this one targeting military and civilian personnel.

“These are men and women who were going to work, doing their job, protecting all of us," Obama said in addressing the Washington Navy Yard shooting.

"They’re patriots, and they know the dangers of serving abroad. But today they faced the unimaginable: violence that they wouldn’t have expected here at home."

"We will do everything in our power to make sure that whoever carried out this cowardly act is held responsible. I want the investigation to be seamless."

Janis Orlowski, chief medical officer at Washington Hospital Center, said one Metropolitan Police officer and two civilians are being treated there.

All three arrived in critical condition, Orlowski said, but are expected to make a full recovery. One was shot in the legs, another in the shoulder. Those victims were in surgery.

Shots were fired at the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building on the base at 8:20 a.m., and a "shelter in place" order was issued for personnel.

Rick Mason, a program management specialist, told Yahoo News he was on the fourth floor when he saw someone with a shotgun aiming down into the atrium.

Approximately 3,000 people work in the building, the Navy said, though it's unclear how many people were inside at the time of the shooting.


It's not the guns that are making people killers- the left blames gun control. The right says it's not the guns. Guns have been around for a loooong time. These mass shootings are a product of culture: violent tv, mentally unstable crazies rampant in society, lack of accountability in anything and blah blah blah. The scapegoat is guns.




Lots of unhappy people in the country. Frustrated, unstable and rage. Keep raising kids on blood and guts video games, TV, and Movies with 90 minutes of violence and expect the same to continue. This country have given all the Freedom to pollute the minds of many. You can have a bartender get charged for serving a drunk Alcohol but the entertainment industry answered to know one. Something is seriously wrong with the way things are.


What is this world coming to? I can't help but to wonder if this is related to Syria. We have Naval ships outside Syria. It wouldn't surprise me if they are showing us a thing or two by this. Just a thought.

@ Hank

Hank, your fucking idiot. It's clearly not related to Syria.
"What is this world coming to?"
well....if you are implying that the world is getting increasingly violent then you are sadly mistaken. Anyway, you should probably educate yourself about the how the world works in general because your comment is exceptionally juvenile.