Posts Tagged ‘navy yard shooting’

District Line Daily: Young and Voteless

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D.C.'s booming population of young professionals has the opportunity to sway the upcoming mayoral primary. [...]

FBI Releases Footage of Aaron Alexis With Gun in Halls of Navy Yard Building

The FBI released some pretty chilling footage today of Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis running through the halls of the Navy building with his gun pointed.

District Line Daily: “We Cannot Accept This”

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President Barack Obama urged the nation to demand stricter gun laws at a memorial for the [...]

District Line Daily: Determining the Motive

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People in the department in which Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis worked had concerns about his job performance, [...]

The Needle: Chilly Chili

Chilly Chili: A San Francisco–based website is launching a service that ships food across the country, including a frozen 16-pack of half smoke chili dogs from Ben's Chili Bowl for $79.99. +2
Slow and Steady: Phase 1 of Metro's Silver Line is scheduled to reach "substantial completion" in November, but WMATA is still far from announcing [...]

A Day After the Navy Yard Shooting, a Neighborhood Returns to Mostly Normal

The streets surrounding the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters felt eerily normal today—just more than 24 hours after a deadly shooting rampage in the federal building left 12 victims, and the shooter, dead.
The line at the closest Starbucks was 10 people deep, and workers enjoyed the unseasonably cool weather during lunch in nearby Canal Park.
There [...]

MPD Releases Names of Remaining Victims of Navy Yard Shooting

The Metropolitan Police Department has released the names of the five remaining victims of yesterday's shooting rampage in Navy Yard. They are:

Arthur Daniels, 51, of Washington, D.C.
Mary Francis Knight, 51, of Reston
Gerald L. Read, 58, of Alexandria
Martin Bodrog, 54, of Annandale
Richard Michael Ridgell, 52, of Westminster, Md.

Last night, the department released the names of the other [...]

District Line Daily: The Stories of the Victims

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The names of some of the victims killed in yesterday's tragic shooting at Navy Yard have [...]

Some Victims Identified in Navy Yard Shooting

Metropolitan Police Department officials have released the names of seven of the 12 people killed, allegedly by Aaron Alexis, in today's shooting at the Navy Sea Systems Command headquarters at the Navy Yard. Five other victims' names were still being withheld as of 10:50 p.m.
The names released Monday night:

Michael Arnold, 59
Sylvia Frasier, 53
Kathy Gaarde, 62
John Roger [...]

Navy Yard Shooting Victims Mourned at Candlelight Vigil

With the Capitol building and an American flag flying at half-mast as the backdrop, a dozen or so people lit candles at Freedom Plaza Monday evening to commemorate the lives lost in the Navy Yard shooting earlier in the day.
"How immune are we becoming to these senseless mass shootings?" Eddie Weingart, the vigil's organizer and [...]

At Navy Yard, Plenty of Media, Little Information

Jimmy Smith is an independent truck driver traveling the country for Disney's touring show, Doc McStuffins Doc Mobile. The show was supposed to perform in front of a live audience of children Tuesday at the Yards Park next to the headquarters of the Naval Sea Systems Command by the Navy Yard. But as the crew [...]

FBI: Navy Yard Shooter Was Aaron Alexis, 34, of Texas

The man who allegedly killed 12 people at the Navy Yard this morning was a 34-year-old from Forth Worth, Texas, named Aaron Alexis, the FBI announced this afternoon. His picture is above. If you have information about him, you can contact law enforcement authorities at (202) 278-2000 or (800) CALL-FBI.
Image via FBI Washington Field Office

Here’s What’s Still Closed in the Wake of the Navy Yard Shooting

The shooting this morning in Southeast killed 12 people and closed down much of the area around the Navy Yard. With the Metropolitan Police Department having declared one shooter dead, many travel restrictions are now being lifted. Here's what remains closed:

Both sides of the 11th Street Bridge are closed. The inbound side had been shut down [...]

At Nationals Park, Families Wait for News Out of Navy Yard

About five hours after the first shots were fired in the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters in Navy Yard, Jacqueline Alston says she is still waiting to hear from her husband—Ernest Johnston, a custodial worker on the fourth floor of the building.
"I'm numb," she said at around 1:20 p.m. outside of Nationals Park, where she works [...]

Navy Yard Shooting Witness: “I Panicked and Ran”

Patricia Ward, a logistics management specialist with the Navy, was in the first-floor cafeteria at the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building when the shooting started this morning.
She says she heard two separate groups of shots—about three shots the first time and four the second—before the buildings alarm was pulled.
"I panicked and ran," she says.
Ward says [...]

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