Washington Navy Yard shooting: 12 killed including a gunman
An incident of dauntless mass shooting took place at the high security Washington Navy Yard zone situated near White House. Horror and fret had engulfed the ambience of the shooting sight when 13 people were shot dead including a gunman.
The Washington DC Mayor Vincent Gray reported in a media meet on Monday, “We now have a total of 13 fatalities, including the shooter.”
He added, “We don’t know what the motive is at this stage. We’ll continue to seek information about what the motive is, but we don’t have any reason at this stage to suspect terrorism, but certainly it has not been ruled out.”
Aaron Alexis, a 34-year old military contractor from Fort Worth, Texas, the prime accused allegedly responsible for the mishap, was identified by the police.
As per information revealed by the police, Alexis broke in the building through fake identification card belonging to someone else.
However, the motive of the shooters behind this massacre was unknown, not even the number of shooters was known to the police officials. Anticipation was surmounted whether there was the hand of just one or of many offenders in the shooting spree since, initially, police told they were searching for two suspects.
“Earlier today we talked about the possibility of there being two other suspects. One of those has been ruled out. That gentleman has been identified and is no longer a suspect,” Gray informed.
For taking precautionary measures, the premise of the Senate was confined for several hours yesterday for security personnel and exempted the building partially in the late evening. Gray conveyed that another suspect was being searched for by them.
Gray drafted the picture of another suspect conveying “There is still yet another person who was identified earlier. That was a person in the video who was wearing a drab olive uniform, around 50 years of age, around 5’10”, African-American man, and we are continuing to look for him to determine what if any involvement he may have had,” he said.
The alert sergeant chief of the Washington Metropolitan, Cathy Lanier, urged the locales, communities and businesses to take refuge inside and restrain themselves from entering into the area until their work- of- search would not get finished.
FBI official Valerie Parlave asked public to come forth for exposing the identity of the suspect shooter if they might have any information about him.
“This remains a very active investigation. We will continue to run down every lead and we will continue to work together on this investigation with our law enforcement partners,” he said.
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