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Multiple Deaths in Navy Yard Rampage

"The big concern for us right now is that we potentially have two other shooters that we have not located at this point," Washington Police Chief Cathy Lanier told reporters.

Multiple people were killed in the shooting rampage, Lanier said, which sent police in SWAT team gear swarming to the scene Monday morning.

Hours later, Lanier said authorities were still looking for a white man and a black man in military-style clothing who could be connected to the shooting.

"We have no information to believe that either of those folks are military personnel, but we do have information that those individuals are wearing military-style uniforms," she said.

Earlier Monday, Ed Zeigler, director of public affairs for Naval District Washington, told CNN that two suspected shooters were "down," but a senior Navy official could not confirm whether there was more than one gunman.

"We will do everything in our power to make sure whoever carried out this cowardly act is held responsible," President Barack Obama said, adding the shooting "targeted military and civilian personnel."

"We still don't know all the facts. But we do know that several people have been shot and some have been killed," he said. "So we are confronting yet another mass shooting. And today it happened on a military installation in our nation's capital."

Earlier, authorities said a gunman dressed in all black fired shots inside the Navy Yard, injuring at least 10 people.

The injured included a Washington police officer who has been hospitalized, and a base security guard officer, said Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Saray Leon.


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Re: Multiple Deaths in Navy Yard Rampage

Last I heard it stands and 7 deaths. Been following it on and off all morning as I'm not that far away. Just north of Baltimore.

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Aaron Alexis Identified As Alleged Navy Yard Shooter

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By Andy Campbell 09/16/2013 4:21 pm EDT

An undated photo of Aaron Alexis that appeared on an NBC broadcast. Aaron Alexis has been identified by police as the dead Washington Navy Yard shooter, NBC News reports.

Alexis, 34, originally of Fort Worth, Texas, recently began working at the Navy yard as a civilian contractor, the station reported. USA Today and CBS News also report that an unnamed source identified Alexis as the shooter, who was confirmed dead by police earlier today.

At least 13 people were killed -- including Alexis -- and more were wounded at the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building after at least one gunman opened fire after 8:20 a.m. Monday, a Defense Department official said.

Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier said at a press conference that a Metropolitan Police officer is among those who have been shot, among other, "multiple victims inside who are deceased." There were other reports that a naval security guard was reportedly among the wounded.

The suspect was reportedly killed at that location, but few details about the death were immediately available. One other person of interest is still on the loose. He's described as a black male, 50, with an olive military-style uniform who may be in possession of a long gun.

*Update from our late news: Second and third persons of interest were cleared. He acted alone.*

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Its just a part of life. I carry an M&P Shield .40 for fools like this or anyone else that may feel like sticking me up or the lady pumping gas close to me.

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Just when everything seemed quite again.

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some more info bout this pos.
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The family of the Washington Navy Yard shooter are 'distraught' to learn that he carried out the massacre, relatives said today.

A family member said that the mother and sister of Aaron Alexis were also 'shocked' that he could have done this.

While some neighbors and acquaintances described him as 'nice,' his father once told detectives in Seattle that his son had anger management problems related to post-traumatic stress brought on by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

He also complained about the Navy and being a victim of discrimination during his time as a Navy reservist from 2007 to 2011.

At the time of the shootings, he worked for The Experts, a subcontractor on a Hewlett Packard contract to refresh equipment used on the Navy Marine Corps Intranet network.

After leaving the reserves, Alexis worked as a waiter and delivery driver at the Happy Bowl Thai restaurant in White Settlement, a suburb of Fort Worth, according to Afton Bradley, a former co-worker. The two overlapped for about eight months before Alexis left in May, Bradley said.

Having traveled to Thailand, Alexis learned some Thai and could speak to Thai customers in their native language.

'He was a very nice person,' Bradley said in a phone interview. 'It kind of blows my mind away. I wouldn't think anything bad at all.'

A former acquaintance, Oui Suthametewakul, said Alexis lived with him and his wife from August 2012 to May 2013 in Fort Worth, but that they had to part ways because he wasn't paying his bills.

Alexis was a 'nice guy,' Suthametewakul said, though he sometimes carried a gun and would frequently complain about being the victim of discrimination.

Suthametewakul said Alexis had converted to Buddhism and prayed at a local Buddhist temple.

'We are all shocked. We are nonviolent. Aaron was a very good practitioner of Buddhism. He could chant better than even some of the Thai congregants,' said Ty Thairintr, a congregant at Wat Budsaya, a Buddhist temple in Fort Worth.

Thairintr said Alexis told him he was upset with the Navy because 'he thought he never got a promotion because of the color of his skin. He hated his commander.'

As Thairintr and others at the temple understood, Alexis took a job as a contractor and he indicated to them he was going to go to Virginia. He last saw him five weeks ago.

'He was a very devoted Buddhist. There was no tell-tale sign of this behavior,' Thairintr said.

The shooter's family lives in a run-down area of Brooklyn called Bedford-Stuyvesant, which was known in the 1980s for being at the center of New York's crack epidemic.

His mother Cathleen, 60, lives in a fourth floor walk up apartment worth $130,000 with other relatives

Friends of the gunman today described Alexis, who worked as a waiter at a Thai restaurant, as 'friendly and polite'.

He shot dead 12 people at the Navy Yard in Washington DC today, but was described by friends as a fan of meditation and Buddhism 'who didn't seem aggressive'.

Two different portraits of the shooter have emerged, as his criminal record runs in contrast to the reports of friends and family.

He was arrested for gun-related incidents in 2004 and 2010, while he was also kept in jail in Georgia for two nights in 2008 for disorderly conduct.

Alexis had joined the Navy in 2007 but was kicked out in 2011, the year after the second gun arrest. In both gun cases, charges were never filed.

He was a Petty Officer Third Class in the Navy prior to his dismissal. Alexis was awarded the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal prior to his discharge.

Alexis was stationed at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth. His LinkedIn profile reveals that he attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and worked as a network technician at SinglePoint Technologies.

He received a general discharge from the Navy Reserve in 2011 after a series of misconduct issues, a Navy official said.

Two construction workers told police that Aaron Alexis walked out of a home next door on May 6, 2004, pulled a pistol from his waistband and fired three shots into the rear tires of their parked car. Alexis later told police he thought the victims had "disrespected him."

Court records show he was released on the condition he not have contact with any of the construction workers.

The same documents from his 2004 arrest in Seattle show that Alexis said he had 'been present' during the September 11th attacks.

'Those events disturbed him,' the police documents said and his father told police that his son had experienced rage issues and blamed his experience of 9/11 for causing his post traumatic stress disorder.

The 2011 arrest stems from when Alexis was charged with property damage and the discharge of a firearm and the Seattle Police Department reported that the charges were later dismissed.

Seattle police said in a statement Monday that detectives later spoke with Alexis' father, who told police Alexis had anger management problems associated with PTSD, and had participated in rescue attempts on September 11th, 2001.

NBC5 today said that the suspect was arrested in 2010 for firing a gun through the ceiling of his Forth Worth apartment.

His neighbor called the police after the bullet came through her floor and hit the ceiling.

According to The Smoking Gun, the woman, who would not identify herself, said that she was 'terrifiied' after he had spoken to her about making too much noise.
She believed that the shooting was intentional.

Police arrested him but Alexis claimed he had been cleaning the gun when his hand slipped.

He said that he did not check on his neighbor as he did not think that the bullet had gone through the ceiling. He was not charged.

A background check on Aaron Alexis, reveals he had several addresses in Forth Worth after moving there from New York.

A friend told the Star-Telegram today that Alexis was into Buddhism and meditation.

Mutpisit Suthamtewakul, owner of family restaurant, said he lived with Alexis for three years and that he was his best friend.

He said today that although his friend did have a gun, he 'didn't seem aggressive' but was interested in Buddhism and liked to meditate.

Suthamtewakul added: 'He loved to go to temple, go to meditate in Thai and English.'

He attended the Wat Busayadhammavanaram Meditation Center, but an assistant told the Post he seemed quiet but 'aggressive' on the inside and very tightly wound.

The monk's assistant added that he could have believed Alexis' would have committed suicide but not murder.

The 34-year-old had recently taken a trip to Thailand and held an IT job in Japan. Alexis had been teaching himself Thai.

Alexis told customers while working at Happy Bowl that he had moved to Fort Worth while working with the military and decided to stay on.

He lived until recently in Fort Worth, where he was seen frequently at a Buddhist temple, meditating and helping out.

One said that he had seem liked he had been in the military by the way her carried himself but never talked about violence or guns.

Alexis was evicted from the The Orion at Oak Hill apartments building in Fort Worth shortly after the shooting incident in 2010.

His latest landlord Somsak Srisan said that he had never seen his 34-year-old tenant get angry about anything.

According to a police report from 2004, Alexis was arrested for discharge of a firearm in Seattle, shooting out the tires of an unknown victim's car.

He later confessed to the arresting officer that he didn't remember pulling the trigger of his firearm until about one hour later due to a 'black-out fueled by anger'.

Alexis said that he was present during the tragic events of 9/11 and that those events had disturbed him. He was not charged following the incident.

The gunman opened fire at 8.20am on Monday inside a building at the Washington Navy Yard killing 12 people and injuring at least 15. He was later confirmed dead by authorities.

Witnesses reported one man, described as an African-American male dressed in military fatigues and armed with an AR-15 assault rifle, opening fire upon entering the base at the Naval Sea System Command HQ today.

Hundreds of SWAT and FBI rapid response units descended on the nation's capital to deal with the situation which unfolded this morning.

Initial reports from the scene are that a suspect walked up to the facility, opened fire and then ran inside the building.

'There was three gunshots straight in a row,' said Patricia Ward, who works at the Navy Yard, describing how she first heard the gunfire while having breakfast at the headquarters building.

A few seconds later, Ward said she heard four more gunshots. Security guards rushed in and got people out as fast as they could - ''Run, run, run,
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Petty Officer Third Class Aaron Alexis was awarded the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal prior to his discharge in January 2011. He was stationed at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, Texas.

The military award was created on March 12th, 2003 by President George W. Bush and recognizes those who served in the armed forces and who performed a role in the War on Terror - which began as a direct result of the September 11 attacks.

To become eligible for the medal, 30 days of consecutive duty or 60 days of non-consecutive duty must be completed.

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WASHINGTON — Naval officials in Rhode Island did not alert superiors in Washington to evidence pointing to the mental instability of the man who the police say killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard, Pentagon officials said.

Police officers in Newport, R.I., who interviewed the man, Aaron Alexis, on Aug. 7 were concerned enough by his claims to be hearing voices sent by a “microwave machine” that they faxed their report to naval police in Newport, where Mr. Alexis was working temporarily as a contractor. The report was logged by security personnel at the station, but never made it into the hands of officials who could have revoked Mr. Alexis’ security clearance to enter the navy yard, where the police say he killed a dozen civilians on Monday before the police shot him to death.

“In a big organization like the Navy it is never as connected as it should be, so you have reports and things that come into offices and never make it back to headquarters,” said a former senior federal official who has been briefed on the investigation.

While working in Rhode Island for a Navy computer services contractor, Mr. Alexis, a 34-year-old former Navy reservist from Fort Worth, also complained to his employer that he was hearing voices through the walls of his hotel room and having trouble sleeping, a person with knowledge of the company said.

Human resource officials at the company, the Experts, believed Mr. Alexis was describing actual noise and twice moved him to different hotels. They were concerned enough to contact the Newport police after Mr. Alexis said he had spoken to officers. The police did not provide details of Mr. Alexis’ statements about hearing voices, the person with knowledge of the company said.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/19/us...nces.html?_r=0

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