WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FBI has identified the alleged gunman suspect in a Monday morning shooting at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. as Aaron Alexis, a 34-year-old military contractor from Fort Worth, Texas, officials announced.
The suspect was identified using fingerprints and an ID, according to the FBI, which is now asking the public for help in finding out more information about him. Alexis was apparently shot by police responding to the incident, the FBI said.
It is unclear whether another gunman was involved. At least 13 people, including Alexis, were killed, officials announced. Several others have been injured and are being treated at area hospitals.
Local and state politicians, including Westchester and Fairfield officials, have tweeted messages about Monday’s shooting tragedy:
New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand -- @SenGillibrand : My thoughts& prayers are with the victims of today's tragic #NavyYardShooting & their loved ones.
Gov. Dannel Malloy -- @GovMalloyOffice : Thoughts and prayers are with everyone at the Navy Yard in DC right now, including first responders
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton -- @MayorMark : Praying for the people of the D.C. Ship Yard.
Rep. Nita Lowey -- @NitaLowey : Sending my thoughts & prayers to the victims & those affected by the #NavyYard shooting in DC; thank you to our fiirst responders.
New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson -- @NoamBramson : Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the #NavyYardShooting today in Washington, DC
Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy -- @ChrisMurphyCT : Holding my breath for those at the Navy Yard, praying for the victims and their families on this awful day in DC.