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Navy Yard Shootings Update: 13 Confirmed Dead Including Suspected Gunman Aaron Alexis

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navy yard update 13 confirmed dead including suspected gunman aaron alexis

More details are emerging surrounding the deadly shootings that took place this morning in our nation's capital, and none of them make the situation any less tragic!

Authorities upped the death total to 13 and identified a man they think was responsible, but they still haven't said definitively whether they believe more suspects are currently at large.

Police say they've identified the suspected gunman who was killed today during the Washington Navy Yard firefight as Aaron Alexis, a 34-year-old Navy veteran discharged from service after a shooting incident but apparently later hired by a government subcontractor.

According to Navy sources, Aaron was also once awarded both the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. Other sources say he was also enrolled in college courses this semester.

As for whether District police are still chasing other suspects, it's still very unclear!

Earlier today D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said they were searching for two additional suspects dressed in fatigues, but they've reportedly found and cleared one of those potential suspects since then and haven't said whether they're still searching for another.

President Barack Obama offered his sentiments earlier and is currently asking all government agencies to fly flags at half-mast in the wake of these senseless shootings.

Our thoughts and sincerest well-wishes continue to go out to all those affected by these horrific slayings.

We will of course keep you updated as soon as any new information is uncovered.

[Image via Fort Worth Police Department/Twitter.]

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7 comments to “Navy Yard Shootings Update: 13 Confirmed Dead Including Suspected Gunman Aaron Alexis”

  1. cweisg says – reply to this


    Both of these medals awarded by the Navy are for just being on active duty during his time frame. Notice it did not mention the Navy Good Conduct Medal.

  2. fitzzz says – reply to this


    Sign of our times, here we have a man with a history of shooting off guns, slashing tires
    but not charged with crimes
    Why didn't they charge him, was it the color of his skin, if they charged him, would they be called racist ?
    Well by letting him off, instead of being accused of be a racist, they can now be called an enabler

  3. JillianA says – reply to this


    Re: fitzzz – You're right. In America we never imprison black men for fear of being called racist.

  4. Dooooodoooo says – reply to this


    Gosh dang he is creepy looking. His whole head looks like a hoodie. I'd cross the street 5 times If I saw him walking my way. And I'd lock my car doors too. Why couldnt he have walked thru george zimmermans neighborhood? Obama spent so much time addressing racism during the zimmerman episode that he forget to tell black men to "CALM YOUR VIOLENT WAYS DOWN. ARENT YOU EVEN THE SLIGHTEST BIT EMBARRASSED ABOUT HAVING THE WORST HOMICIDE RATE ON EARTH? JEEEZE LOUISE. Look at taiwanese american males. Cant you be more like that? DONT CALL ME AN UNCLE TOM. I'm just being frank, man"

  5. lulu says – reply to this


    If Obama had a son……..

  6. Hectaaboii says – reply to this


    Both of those medals are given to everyone who is enlisted during a time of war…. these arent decorations of OMG proportions! He's just a scumbag who joined the service and was eventually weeded out for showing his true colors….. smdh

  7. 7

    What do we keep hearing from American people? Oh yeah it goes as follow: "America is the best country in the world to live in"…yeah, right…