At least 13 people are dead and at least 8 others were wounded after a shooter opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, 2013. The suspected gunman, identified by the FBI as 34 year old Aaron Alexis of Fort Worth, Texas is among the dead. Aaron Alexis was a military contractor.
Authorities initially said they were looking for two more potential shooters dressed in military style clothing but later announced that Aaron Alexis committed the rampage alone. No motive is known yet but terrorism is unlikely, although not entirely ruled out.
The photo was taken near a CVS Pharmacy, a block away from the Navy Yard at the time of the shooting. A couple people on Twitter said this was an unrelated heart attack. Seems a bit bloody for a heart attack. A missing shoe also suggests it’s a gore material. The unconcerned guy in a military uniform owns the photo.
Aaron Alexis worked as a civilian I.T. contractor at the headquarters of the Naval Sea Systems in Washington DC. He entered the cafeteria of Building 197 just before 8.30 a.m. brandishing an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, shotgun and handgun and began shooting at selected targets, not randomly.
I’m surprised the Nobel Peace Prize winner Obama didn’t blame the shooting on the Syrian government and threaten military intervention. His regular teleprompter script writer must be on vacation.