FBI says shooter had valid pass to get into Washington Navy Yard
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 01:56
Sept. 17 - In a news conference a day after a mass shooting at the U.S. Naval Yard, FBI agent Valerie Parlave told reporters shooting suspect Aaron Alexis, armed with a shotgun, used a valid pass to enter Building 197 at the base where he may have gained access to a handgun inside. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: The suspect in the Washington Navy Yard shooting, Aaron Alexis, used a valid pass to gain entry to the base, the FBI said on Tuesday (September 17).
"Mr. Alexis had legitimate access to the Navy Yard as a result of his work as a contractor and he utilized a valid pass to gain entry to the building," said Valerie Parlave, assistant director in charge of the FBI's Washington field office.
Authorities believe Alexis entered the base's Building 197 with a shotgun and may have gained access to a handgun inside.
There is no information that he had an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, Parlave said, adding that the shotgun was bought legally in Virginia.
Authorities said the suspect killed 12 people on Monday before police shot him dead.
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