Officials: Navy Yard shooter ID'ed as Aaron Alexis
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal law enforcement officials say the man accused in a shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 12 people dead has been identified as Aaron Alexis, a 34-year-old man with a checkered past who lived most recently in Ft. Worth.
The two officials spoke Monday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.
Alexis is believed to have a criminal record in Texas and to be a holder of a concealed carry weapon permit.
That official says Alexis is believed to have gotten into the Navy Yard by using someone else's identification card. It is not yet clear if that individual was an accomplice or if that person's ID card was stolen.
No motive known in shooting
WASHINGTON (AP) - Investigators haven't determined a motive for today's shooting rampage that left 12 people dead at the Washington Navy Yard, a heavily-secured military installation in the heart of the nation's capital.
As for whether it may have been a terrorist attack, Mayor Vincent Gray says, "We don't have any reason to think that at this stage."
The FBI is in charge of the investigation.
The area that was targeted is part of the headquarters for the Naval Sea Systems Command. About 3,000 people work at the headquarters, many of them civilians.
DC police chief: 12 dead in Navy Yard shootings
WASHINGTON (AP) - Police say at least 12 people have died in the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard.
D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said during a news conference Monday that 12 people were confirmed dead.
Lanier says people are being told to stay in their homes and out of the area as authorities search for two other possible suspects. One of the shooters has died.
The police chief says officers are searching for two other people with firearms wearing military-style uniforms.
She says there is no indication of a possible motive at this time. Obama: 'Cowardly act' at Navy Yard kills patriots
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is mourning what he called "yet another mass shooting" in the United States that he says took the life of er mass shooting" in the United States that he says took the life of American patriots.
Obama promised to make sure, quote, "whoever carried out this cowardly act is held responsible."
He said several people were shot Monday morning at the Washington Navy Yard about 3 1/2 miles from the White House, and some were killed.
He said the victims were "courageous Americans" who knew about the risks of serving overseas, but wouldn't have expected such "unimaginable violence" at home.
The White House says the president has been receiving frequent briefings about the unfolding situation by senior aides.
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