Navy Yard Shooting
The family of a security guard killed in the Washington Navy Yard shootings last week is announcing a memorial fund to help his three children.
President Barack Obama is set to mourn the men and women killed in the Washington Navy Yard shooting at a memorial service in their honor.
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.
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.
After the shooting at the Navy Yard that left 13 people, including the gunman, dead, security was increased at the Pentagon and other government buildings. Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, the senior member of the House Intelligence Committee, spoke out about the shooting.
The impact of the violence at the Navy Yard has been felt from Washington to DC.