Lone gunman named in fatal Washington shooting

Washington Mayor Vincent Gray said officials see no sign of terrorism, though he offered no other clues to Alexis’s motive.

17th September, 2013
A handout photo provided by the FBI of Aaron Alexis, a government contractor,in a photo prior to the mass shooting .

The shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard was the work of a lone gunman, a government contractor named Aaron Alexis, who entered the facility legally with a valid identification card, according to authorities.

Even as those details came into focus, Washington’s mayor and police chief still couldn’t say why Alexis went to the base about a mile from the U.S. Capitol yesterday and opened fire, killing 12 people, before he was shot to death...

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