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Washington Navy Yard Shooting
Aaron Alexis began Navy Yard shooting with shotgun, then obtained pistol
Aaron Alexis began Navy Yard shooting with shotgun, then obtained pistol

Aaron Alexis, the gunman at the historic Washington Navy Yard, entered the base armed with only a shotgun then apparently “gained access” to a handgun after he began shooting, eventually killing 12 people, the FBI agent in charge of the investigation said Tuesday. In addition, Washington’s police chief described how officers arrived at the scene within minutes, found the building where Alexis was killing and wounding co-workers and exchanged gunfire with him for “at least 30 minutes” before fatally shooting the 34-year-old gunman and bringing the rampage to a stop. The disclosures by the two top law enforcement officials in the case began to give a clearer...

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