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The gunman in Monday’s shooting carnage at the Washington Navy Yard exhibited a “pattern of misconduct” during his four-year tenure in the Navy Reserve, but he still received an honorable discharge.
The Washington Navy Yard, a 41-acre compound of buildings on the Anacostia River in Southeast Washington and the scene of Monday's shooting rampage, has a history dating back to the beginnings of the 19th century.
Saying the service had suffered a "horrific blow," Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus on Monday vowed Navy personnel would rally as a family from the attack that left 13 people dead at one of the Navy's oldest and most storied bases.
When shots rang out Monday morning at the Washington Navy Yard, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives deployed three dozen agents with unique training.
Authorities investigating Monday's D.C. shooting spree believe the gunman brought a shotgun, legally purchased from a suburban Virginia gun shop, to the Navy Yard and acquired additional weapons at the scene, according to three law enforcement officials.
The Washington Nationals-Atlanta Braves game scheduled for Monday night has been postponed in the wake of the deadly shooting earlier in the day at the nearby Washington Navy Yard.
President Obama was briefed several times Monday morning by his top counterterrorism aide about the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, a White House official said.
Terrie Durham came face-to-face with a Navy Yard gunman: "We were lucky he was a bad shot."
Aaron Alexis, the gunman in the Washington Navy Yard shooting rampage, had been suffering a host of serious mental issues, including paranoia and hearing voices in his head.