Washington DC — New details are emerging about the Washington Navy Yard Shooter and what made him go on a rampage, Karin Caifa has details.
Investigators in the case of the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard have released new information about the shooting incident and the shooter himself.
In a news conference held Wednesday the FBI spoke specifically about Aaron Alexis' mental health and his apparent motive.
Valerie Parlave, Assistant Director in Charge, FBI Washington Field Office, "At this point I can confirm that there are multiple indicators that Alexis held a delusional belief that he was being controlled or influenced by extremely low frequency electromagnetic waves."
The FBI also released new surveillance video of the incident. In the video you can clearly see the shooter running up and down hallways and a stairwell of building 197, brandishing a shotgun.
According to police, Alexis altered the shotgun by sawing off the barrel and he etched into the side of the weapon among other phrases "End to the torment" and "Better off this way."
The FBI also said Alexis acted alone and did not target any specific group of people.
Federal investigators including the Department of Defense are still trying to figure out how this all happened.
Alexis was a government contractor with a checkered past and yet he still managed to gain the appropriate clearance to access the Washington Navy Yard.
The Navy Secretary has ordered three independent reviews of the incident. The results of each are expected to take several months.