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Navy Yard killings: A massacre from one of military’s own

Navy Yard killings: A massacre from one of military’s own

The deadly attack at the Washington Navy Yard was carried out by one of the military’s own: a defense contract employee and former Navy reservist who used a valid pass to get onto the installation and started firing inside a building, killing 12 people before he was slain in a gun battle with police. The […]

Navy Yard victims had long career of service to nation

Navy Yard victims had long career of service to nation

A dozen people died in a shooting rampage Monday at the Washington Navy Yard. It was the deadliest attack at a domestic military installation since November 2009, when an Army psychiatrist killed 13 people and wounded 30 others at Fort Hood, Texas. Early Tuesday, the stories of some of those who died started to surface. […]

Former Navy electrician kills 12 and also dies in Navy Yard shooting

Former Navy electrician kills 12 and also dies in Navy Yard shooting

A former Navy man opened fire Monday morning inside a building at the heavily secured Washington Navy Yard, spraying bullets at office workers in the cafeteria and the halls, authorities said. Thirteen people were killed, including the gunman. Authorities said they were looking for a possible second attacker who may have been disguised in an […]

Aaron Alexis, Navy Yard shooter, used stolen ID

The Washington Navy Yard shooter — identified as Aaron Alexis, 34, a former Navy aeronautics electrician from Fort Worth, Texas.  Alexis apparently entered the yard using a stolen ID that belonged to Rollie Chance, a civilian Navy employee placed on administrative leave nearly a year ago. For reasons not yet explained, Chance’s ID was still […]