Navy Yard shooting: 13 dead, including gunman
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - A 34-year-old man opened fire at the United States (US) Navy Yard on Monday in a shooting that left 13 people dead, including the gunman, not far from the US Capitol and the White House, officials said.
The suspect was identified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as Aaron Alexis of Fort Worth, Texas. Washington, DC, police chief Cathy Lanier told reporters that Alexis "was engaged in shooting with police officers" when he died.
"We have no indication of motive at this time," Ms Lanier said.
Ms Valerie Parlave, assistant director in charge of the Washington field office of the FBI, asked the public for help with information about Alexis. Authorities said they were searching for another possible gunman wearing military-style clothing.
Earlier, officials said they were looking for two men, but then said police had established one of them was not a suspect in the shooting, which began at about 8.30am EDT (830pm Singapore time).