Gunman and 12 Victims Killed in Shooting at D.C. Navy Yard
Published: September 16, 2013
WASHINGTON — At least 13 people, including one gunman, were killed, and the police were looking for other potential suspects, in a shooting Monday morning at a naval office building not far from Capitol Hill and the White House, police officials said.
One police officer was in surgery after being shot in an exchange of fire with a gunman, said Chief Cathy L. Lanier of the Metropolitan Police Department. The shootings took place at the Washington Navy Yard, in the southeast part of the city.
Senior law enforcement officials identified the gunman as Aaron Alexis, 34. He was identified through his fingerprints.
According to the Navy, Mr. Alexis enlisted as a full-time reservist in May 2007 and left the service in January 2011. He served as an aviation electrician, and the highest rank he achieved was mate third class. From February 2008 to January 2011, he was assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 46, in Fort Worth.
The Navy said that Mr. Alexis had been awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
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Can't imagine the type of headlines and religious profiling the American media would have taken and gone to town with if the 'gunman' had been a Muslim
This shooting in Washington D.C. is a tragedy and our prayer goes to those who have been shot dead in cold blood by this 'Global War on Terrorism Service Medal' recipient. We pray that those who have been injured would recover soonest.
We also pray that the American media and their masters open their eyes and heart big enough to STOP religious/racial profiling when a heinious crime is committed anywhere in the world.
Terrorism knows no race or religion, otherwise how could Mr Aaron Alexis have terrorised those innocent Americans at the Navy Yard and killed 12 of them in cold blood?
Alexis is certainly not a Muslim terrorist.