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DC POLICE CHIEF: At least 13 dead in Washington Navy Yard shooting, Texas resident identified as shooter

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POSTED: Monday, September 16, 2013 - 4:49pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 9:26pm

Shots were fired Monday morning inside the Washington Navy Yard, the U.S. Navy tweeted.

The Washington D.C. Police Chief says there are 13 dead as a result of the shooting.

The confirmed shooter has been identified as Aaron Alexis, 34, of Ft. Worth, Texas. Alexis is orginally from New York. Police say they were able to identify Alexis by his fingerprints. Officials say he recently began working as a civilian contractor. The number of actual shooters is unknown at this time. The FBI is seeking information from anyone who knew him. Please call 800-CALL-FBI or submit a tip online at

Alexis was living in Flushing, New York in 2000. He is still a registered voter in that city.

He is currently a resident of Ft. Worth but his ex-roomate says that he has not seen Alexis in three months.

KETK will update information as it becomes available.

The following is a press release from the Navy:

An active shooter was reported inside the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building (Bldg. 197) on the Washington Navy Yard at 8:20 a.m. (Eastern Time).

There is one confirmed injury. Emergency personnel are on scene and a "shelter in place" order has been issued for Navy Yard personnel.

The Naval Sea Systems Command's headquartes is the work place for about 3,000 people.

The organization is comprised of command staff, headquarters directorates, affiliated Program Executive Offices (PEOs) and numerous field activities. Together, we engineer, build, buy and maintain ships, submarines and combat systems that meet the Fleet's current and future operational requirements.

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) is the largest of the Navy's five system commands. With a fiscal year budget of nearly $30 billion, NAVSEA accounts for one quarter of the Navy's entire budget. With a force of 60,000 civilian, military and contract support personnel, NAVSEA engineers, builds, buys and maintains the Navy's ships and submarines and their combat systems.

Details are extremely limited.

KETK will continue to update as more information is released on this developing story.

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No Don, we are not saying blacks can't join the tea party, some actually do, but this nutjob (and we now know he was a nutjob that got security clearance) would not fit in the tea party.

Now he would fit in the Democrat party for sure, but not the tea party. He had nut written all over him but the local PDs gave him a pass on his crimes so he had no real record.

I disagree he would fit right in with you and the T-Party nut jobs, just ask anyone who does not live in Texas.

And now Don it turns out he was not born in Texas and didn't spend alot of time in Texas either.

He stole another guys ID, walked in with a shotgun (I bet sawed off), killed a guard, got his 9mm and killed other guards and got their ARs and ammo.

So ops, I guess we need to disarm all those guards so no guns are available.

I would bet that you did not get that from this news outlet. Guess you would call KETK one of those libreal news media sources.


He was a ex Navy Chief Petty officer that went to Thailand and became either a Buddhist or Muslim (I've heard both on the news.) Hmmm don't sound like some Tea party, more like a Democrat.

But seriously I bet he became a radicalized Muslim, not unlike the Ft. Hood shooter (and he wasn't a tea party guy either, so sorry Don.)

Why not a T-Party member, because African Americans are not allowed?

It is obvious Deaf that you do not understand that the shooter was from Texas and probably a T-Party Republican who did not feel he needed to follow the laws of DC..... a criminal if you will.

Are you really that dumb & committed to your party? No wonder this country is in the shape it is now, too many narrow minded people with no common sense.

He lived in Texas he was originally from New York. NOT A TEXAS NATIVE, Sorry..

George Bush was NOT A TEXAS NATIVE either but y'all sure do claim that he is a Texan.

Not all of us do, Bush was no good either. This country was in great shape when Bush first took office, but things got worse and worse each year he was in office and was in pitiful shape when he finally left. How he got reelected I will never know, same with Obummer, people so committed to their party that they don't care if the person their voting for is any good or not, only that they represent their party. That's why this country is so messed up. Neither party cares about the people, only $.

Wow did you get that information from this KETK story?.....NO

Yeah the media is working real hard to let everyone know he was from Texas. Too bad he wasn't white, then they could have said, "White Republican Texan gun nut shoots up Naval Yard.

What are you saying Johnny Walker , African Americans can't belong to the Republican or T-Party?

IMPOSSIBLE!!! There is GUN CONTROL in D.C. Guns banned in the Naval Yard!

Full registration of all guns in D.C., background checks, magazine limits, no carrying allowed, no gun shops but ONE in all of D.C., etc.... yet they have one of the highest crime rates.

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