Navy Base Shooting

September 18, 2013 by  

Navy Base Shooting, The morning after the deadly shooting that took at least 13 lives, the Washington Navy Yard reopened on Tuesday morning with essential personnel returning to work, the Washington Post reports.

According to authorities, Aaron Alexis, a former Navy Reservist, killed 12 people, shot and injured three individuals, and wounded five others at the Naval base on Monday. (Here’s more about what we know about Alexis as details trickle out.) The FBI is treating the shooting as a criminal investigation, not a t*rror*sm related case, according to the New York Times.

Late Monday evening, authorities began releasing the names of the victims.

The exact details of what transpired are still taking shape as authorities sift through evidence, but law enforcement say they engaged Alexis in a series of shootouts, before he was fatally wounded. “There’s no question [Alexis] would have kept shooting,” said D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier told the Washington Post.

Alexis had three weapons on him: an AR-15 assault rifle, a shotgun and a semiautomatic pistol, a senior law enforcement officer told the New York Times. “It was unclear whether he had brought all the guns with him, another law enforcement official said, or if he had taken one or more of them from his victims,” the Times reports.

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