Those following the latest news and updates on the Washington Navy Yard shooting may do so here. Washington Navy Yard shooting updates Additionally, you may watch live, streaming news coverage as available here: Washington Navy Yard live streaming news. As the case continues to unfold, there are many details that have been falsely or misreported in the media as well as new updates that shed light on the terrible mass murder that occurred at the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building in the Navy Yard located in Washington, D.C. Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their families during this tragic time.
According to the latest news reports, suspect Aaron Alexis, 34, was killed on the scene, after he opened fire at 8:20 a.m. Twelve people were killed, 14 were wounded, and police killed Alexis on the compound. Seven of the 12 victims’ names have been released. The remaining victims’ names are being withheld from the public until their next of kin is notified.
The seven victims’ names released are as follows:
Michael Arnold (59)
Sylvia Fraiser (53)
Kathy Gaarde (63)
John Roger Johnson (73)
Frank Kohler (50)
Kenneth Bernard Proctor (46)
Vishnu Pandit (61)
ABC News reported that Aaron Alexis had obtained security clearance and access to the Navy Yard. The report is as follows, “The suspect had a security clearance that allowed him onto the Navy Yard as part of his civilian subcontracting work. He and members of the subcontracting team were staying at a Residence Inn about a mile from the Navy Yard. The suspect’s car was found on the Washington Navy Yard. A senior law enforcement official said he used his security clearance to get on campus and it appeared he did not force his way onto the property. Officials are in the process of getting a search warrant to search the vehicle that’s described as a rental car. There is no indication that this was terrorism and no hard evidence so far that there was a second shooter.”
F.B.I. agents were interviewing Aaron Alexis’ family members. It is believed he acted alone.
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