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FBI identifies shooting suspect

Monday, Sep 16, 2013 - 01:35

Sept. 16 - The FBI identified the suspect in a shooting at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., as 34-year-old Aaron Alexis, a former contractor with the Navy. Sarah Irwin reports.

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Officials say at least 13 people are dead after a gunman opened fire at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Grey. SOUNDBITE: Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Grey, saying: "Again, I want to extend on behalf of the entire city, those who are with us, our heartfelt condolences to the families of those who were killed in this horrific tragedy. We know that there are thirteen fatalities at this stage, twelve of which occured on the site including the shooter, and then one of whom who died at the hospital." The FBI identified the suspected shooter as 34-year-old Aaron Alexis of Fort Worth, Texas - a former civilian contractor for the Navy. Earlier in the day, authorities had said they were searching for two men possibly connected to the shooting - but established one of the men was not a suspect. During a press conference Monday night, Washington Police Chief Cathy Lanier said a "shelter in place" order was still in effect for the area - as authorities searched for the other man. SOUNDBITE: Washington Police Chief Cathy Lanier, saying: "We are still continuing to ask our community to remain out of the area and shelter in place. We still are working diligently to either verify or clear whether we have that last additional person of interest out, whether they are going to be involved or not, that process is not complete, so this is still an active investigation, we still have a lot of law enforcement activity in the area, so please bear with us, and ask that people stay out of the area until we give the all clear."\ An official said Alexis had been discharged from the Navy Reserve in 2011 - after a series of misconduct issues. Authorities are investigating a motive for the shooting - and asked members of the public with any information to contact the FBI.

FBI identifies shooting suspect

Monday, Sep 16, 2013 - 01:35

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