Obama says U.S. confronting 'yet another mass shooting'

WASHINGTON Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:45pm EDT

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said the United States is facing "yet another mass shooting" with an armed attack at Washington's Navy Yard on Monday and vowed to hold accountable whoever was responsible.

With details still emerging about the shootings at the Navy Yard, Obama said he had been briefed on the situation and that the shooting had targeted military and civilian personnel.

He spoke at the start of a speech about the U.S. economy.

(Reporting By Steve Holland; editing by Christopher Wilson)

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AGGNews wrote:
Good. I’m glad the president is taking a hard line with already-dead people.

Sep 16, 2013 1:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mexfan wrote:
Obama’s responce will be unbelievably small.

Sep 16, 2013 2:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mexfan wrote:
Obama say’s the response will be unbelivebly small!

Sep 16, 2013 2:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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