Washington Mayor Vincent Gray told reporters Monday night that 13 people who were killed and eight people were injured in Monday morning’s shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. The ages of those who were killed in Monday morning’s shooting at the Washington Navy Yard range from 46 to 73. Police identified the alleged shooter as 34-year-old Aaron Alexis, of Forth Worth, Texas, who served full-time in the Navy from 2007 to 2011.
The FBI appealed to the public for information on the suspect, who reportedly had once been arrested but not charged in Texas for shooting a bullet through his apartment ceiling.
“No piece of information is too small. We are looking to learn everything we can about his recent movements, his contacts and his associates,” said Valerie Parlave, assistant director of the FBI’s Washington field office.
The FBI released a photo of Alexis, an African-American who held the rank of an Aviation Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class and had served full-time in a logistics support squadron in Forth Worth, according to the Navy.
President Barack Obama ordered flags be lowered to half mast through Friday after a mass shooting at a naval base in the US capital left 13 dead including the shooter.