The mother of Aaron Alexis said Wednesday that she does not know why her son opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard, killing 12 people, but she is glad he can no longer hurt anyone else.
A community group is establishing a fund and raising money to help the families of those killed in Monday’s shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.
A Carroll County man is among the 12 people killed by a lone gunman at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning.
The gunman in the mass shootings at the Washington Navy Yard, Aaron Alexis, had a history of violent outbursts, was at least twice accused of firing guns in anger and was in the early stages of treatment for serious mental problems, according to court records and U.S. law enforcement officials.
A tragic shooting spree killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard. Now we’re learning more about what happened and why.
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.
Aaron Alexis seems a study in contradictions: a former Navy reservist, a recent Defense Department contractor, a convert to Buddhism who was taking an online course in aeronautics. But he also had flashes of temper that led to run-ins with police over shootings in Fort Worth, Texas, and Seattle.
The impact of the violence at the Navy Yard has been felt from Washington to DC.