At Least 12 Dead in Mass Shooting at D.C. Navy Yard

Update, 7:30 p.m. The FBI has identified the dead suspect in Monday’s shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard as Aaron Alexis, a 34-year-old military contractor from Texas, reports CNN (

But authorities are still searching for more information about him, and they’re asking members of the public for help.

If you have information regarding Aaron Alexis or the Navy Yard shooting, call 1-800-CALL-FBI or visit the FBI’s website.

“No piece of information is too small,” said Valerie Parlave, assistant director in charge of the Washington FBI Field Office. “We are looking to learn everything we can about his recent movements, his contacts and associates.”

In addition to the gunman, authorities said at least 12 people were killed and about 12 others were injured in the shooting, which put government buildings on lockdown and sent police SWAT teams rushing to the scene.

Update, 2:45 p.m. At least 12 people have been killed in today’s shooting at the U.S. Navy Yard, and police are looking for two more potential suspects. One suspect was reportedly killed at the scene.

Original Story: There have been reports of fatalities in a shooting today at the U.S Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. Law enforcement officers are said to be among those injured.

CNN reported ( a gunman dressed in all black fired shots Monday inside the U.S. Navy Yard, injuring at least 10 people.

The injured included a Washington police officer, who has been hospitalized, and a base security guard officer.

The incident occurred at 8:20 a.m. when several shots were fired inside the headquarters for Naval Sea Systems Command in southeast Washington.

Various law enforcement units are attempting to mitigate the situation.

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