Mother of US Navy Yard shooter 'so, so very sorry'
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The mother of the defence contractor who gunned down 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard apologised on Wednesday for her son's rampage and said she did not understand his actions.
"To the families of the victims, I am so, so very sorry that this has happened. My heart is broken," Cathleen Alexis said in a statement that she read to the media at her home in Brooklyn, New York.
Her comments were aired on US news networks including CNN.
Aaron Alexis, 34, opened fire Monday at the tightly guarded Washington Navy Yard, for which he had a valid entry pass, according to the FBI.