12 dead, suspects sought in Navy shooting
WASHINGTON -- Twelve people were killed and several others wounded Monday when a gunman opened fire at the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters here, authorities said.
Washington Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier said one shooter was dead and one police officer was wounded in an "engagement" with at least one gunman. Federal officials identified the dead shooter as Aaron Alexis, 34, of Fort Worth.
Lanier said authorities have "multiple" pieces of information indicating there could have been more shooters. She police were searching for a black man between 40 and 50 years old wearing an olive drab military-style uniform and carrying a long gun, Lanier said.
A federal law enforcement official said authorities were questioning one man whose identity emerged after police killed a gunman armed with an AR-15, a shotgun and a handgun.The man's connection with the shooter, if any, was not immediately clear.
The federal official, who requested anonymity due to the fluid nature of the investigation, said there is no evidence that anyone other than the dead gunman, fired weapons in the attack. The official said investigators were analyzing surveillance video of the shooting.