Navy shipyard shooting leaves 13 dead

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 8:14am

The shooting at Washington's Navy Yard has left 13 people dead, including the shooter, who was identified by authorities, Shannon Travis was on the scene with the very latest on the investigation.

Into the evening, still a fluid situation in the nation's Capital. Many questions remain about the mass shooting at Washington's Navy Yard and a motive.

The dead include the suspected gunman, identified as 34 year-old Aaron Alexis, a military contractor from Texas. The FBI is seeking information from the public about Alexis.

A defense official told CNN Alexis had been discharged from the Navy following a, "pattern of misconduct."

It was approximately 8:20 a.m., when a typical Monday morning at the office changed very quickly. The gunshots sent military and civilian employees at the headquarters for the Naval Sea Systems Command scrambling.

The situation unfolded just a few mile from the White House and President Obama offered his condolences, "They're patriots and they know the dangers of serving abroad, but today they face the unimaginable violence that they wouldn't have expected here at home."

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