WASHINGTON — Thirteen people were killed and several others wounded Monday when a gunman identified as Aaron Alexis, 34, a civilian contractor from Fort Worth, opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard, authorities said.
Washington Mayor Vincent Gray said the death toll, including a gunman, was 13. The situation remained fluid, and officials cautioned that the death toll could change.
Washington Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier said one shooter was dead and one police officer was wounded in an “engagement” with a gunman at Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters. Federal officials identified the dead shooter as Alexis.
Earlier Monday, Lanier said authorities had “multiple” pieces of information indicating there could have been more shooters. One was later cleared, but police still were searching for a man wearing a military-style uniform and carrying a long gun, she said.
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