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13 Dead, More Injured in Washington Navy Yard Shooting

Suspect identified as Aaron Alexis of Fort Worth

9/16/2013


(photo courtesy Fox News Radio)

At least 13 people are confirmed dead in a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. 

Washington, DC mayor Vincent Gray calls the shooting a horrific tragedy.  Police are still looking for another suspect who may have been involved in the incident.  Gray said terrorism is not suspected, but hasn't been ruled out.  

The suspected shooter is a civilian contractor from Texas.  He's 34-year-old Aaron Alexis of Fort Worth.  No motive has been released and police are looking for another suspect.  Reports from Fort Worth describe Alexis as a devout Buddhist.

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus says today's shooting is a "stunning and horrific blow."   He spoke today at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where a few of the victims injured in today's mass shooting are being treated.  Hospital spokeswoman Janis Orlowski says two of the three victims there are having surgery.  One of them is said to be a woman who's in very good spirits and was joking with doctors before the operation.  Another victim will recover without surgery.

Hotlines have been set up for people looking for information about family members who may have been at the yard.

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