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Navy Yard shooting; 12 Dead and 4 wounded; 1 suspect dead

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Washington Navy Yard was placed on lockdown after multiple shots were fired inside a building on the base in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Navy confirmed.

    At least four people were injured in the shooting, including one police Washington, D.C., Metro police officer, police said.

    The Navy said three shots were fired at the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building on the base at approximately 8:20 a.m., and naval police were treating it as an active shooter situation.


    More: http://news.yahoo.com/shots-fired-at-washington-navy-yard--u-s--navy-confirms-130407614.html
     
  2. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    @wusa9: #BREAKING: MPD reports at least 10 shot at Navy Yard. 8 civilians, 1 MPD officer, and one base officer.
     
  3. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    The Navy said three shots were fired at the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building on the base at 8:20 a.m., and police were treating it as an active shooter situation. According to the Washington Post, the officer was shot near the room where a lone gunman had barricaded himself. According to the paper, police had the shooter "pinned down" between the third and fourth floors.

    http://news.yahoo.com/shots-fired-at-washington-navy-yard--u-s--navy-confirms-130407614.html
     
  4. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Hunka Hunka Burning BP Staff Member

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    Seems like these things are happening more and more anymore.

    Sad.
     
  5. bounce

    bounce Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if it's that, or if it's the fact that the social media boom gets this news to us instantaneously. We actually live in the safest era in history. Horrible story still.
     
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  6. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    Latest update is six dead and the gunman.
     
  7. gambit187

    gambit187 Well-Known Member

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    My girl drives by there every day, I go by there often. I even film at some of the hotels down there. I have 6 professional friends/associates that work there. I have sent out 5 emails only 3 safe responses.
     
  8. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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  9. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Crazy thing is i was just there the other day. We parked there for the Nats vs Phils game only 2 days ago.

    Scary to think about..
     
  10. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    Sad. People aren't safe anywhere really.
     
  11. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    WASHINGTON — At least 12 people died Monday during a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, officials said. One gunman died in the shooting, and police are seeking two other possible shooters.

    Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray said the gunman, whose name has yet to be released, was shot during an exchange with the Metro Police officer.

    "As far as we know, it's an isolated incident," Gray said.

    D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said authorities are seeking two possible suspects who may still be at large: a white male, 40 to 50 years old, wearing a khaki military-style uniform and a beret, carrying a handgun or pistol; and a black male, also 40 to 50 years old, 5'10", 180 pounds, medium complexion with gray sideburns and wearing an olive military-style uniform, carrying "a long gun."

    The FBI, she said, is now taking the lead in the investigation.

    More: http://news.yahoo.com/shots-fired-at-washington-navy-yard--u-s--navy-confirms-130407614.html
     
  12. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    34 year old Aaron Alexis.

    Texan. From Fort Worth.

    Sigh.

    This is just about 1.5 miles from where I work in DC.
     
  13. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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  14. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    DC area Texan. Contractor. In IT. That's me.

    Except I'm white, not black. And I don't kill people.

    Wow.
     
  15. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Just read he was stationed in Texas, but he's from New York... So there's that. *shrug*

    Either way...this dude... smh
     
  16. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    This guy had a long history of violent behavior with firearms. There is no way in the world he should have had a clearance. I have no idea how this happened. This is absolutely what is never supposed to happen in that process. Somebody should seriously lose a job over this and also be prosecuted.
     
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  17. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    He was never charged. That isn't at all how the security clearance process works.
     
  18. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Doesn't matter. I have a clearance. I know exactly how the entire process works because it's what I do for a living. Not just mine but the people who work for me. I am cleared for the Navel Ship yards in DC. He has at least 4 different gun incidents if the reporting is accurate. There is no way, charged or not, that should not have shown up.
     
  19. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    He also has mental health history. Somebody screwed up with the clearance on this guy.
     
  20. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    He probably never had to get it renewed... You say you understand the entire process, but you've shown otherwise.
     

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