The Washington Navy Yard gunman visited two hospitals in the weeks before the rampage but did not say he was depressed or having thoughts of harming himself or others, the Veterans Affairs Department said Wednesday.
Investigators are looking into suspected shooter Aaron Alexis’ mental health. One month before the deadly rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, Alexis called police claiming he was hearing voices of people out to hurt him.
In recent years there have been mass shootings at schools, military bases, temples and movie theaters. The locations all bring to mind the question – where, if anywhere, are we safe?
A friend of accused Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis says she has replayed what happened in Washington D.C. over and over in her head dozens of times. Now she’s left asking, “Is it something I could have done?”
One day before Aaron Alexis walked into Washington’s naval yard where he gunned down 12 people, he rented a rifle and legally purchased a shotgun and 24 shells from a Virginia gun store.
Authorities are doing everything they can to find out more about the gunman who shot and killed 12 people on Monday morning at the Washington Navy Yard.
Monday’s suspected Washington Navy Yard shooter, Aaron Alexis was arrested in September 2010 for illegally discharging a firearm, according to Fort Worth police records.
A former Navy reservist went on a shooting rampage Monday at the heavily secured Washington Navy Yard, firing from a balcony onto office workers in an atrium below. Thirteen people were killed, including the North Texas gunman.