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WASHINGTON: Navy Yard Shooting (Latest Update2)

Victims Identified, Review Ordered

Police guard the front entrance of the Washington Navy Yard Tuesday. (U.S. Navy photo by Chatney Auger)

Police guard the front entrance of the Washington Navy Yard Tuesday.
(U.S. Navy photo by Chatney Auger)

The 12 victims of Monday’s mass shooting incident at the Washington Navy Yard have been identified. The three women and nine men ranged in age from 46 to 73.

The alleged shooter, 34-year-old Aaron Alexis of Fort Worth, Texas was also slain Monday during a running gun battle with police. He was identified as a former Navy reservist and a civilian employee of an information technology subcontractor who recently started working at the sprawling Navy facility.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus today (September 17) ordered a “rapid review” of Navy and Marine Corps security procedures. Mabus said he ordered the review of “every Navy and Marine Corps base in the United States to ensure that we live up to our responsibility of taking care of our people.”

The review by a Navy admiral and a Marine Corps general is due back on Mabus’s desk by Oct. 1 — two weeks after the Navy Yard shootings.

Late Monday night Washington police ruled out reports of a second gunman, saying Aaron had acted alone. A motive for the shootings, that also wounded three people, has not been determined.

According to the Washington Metropolitan Police, these are the names of the victims:

  •  Michael Arnold, 59, Lorton, Virginia
  •  Sylvia Frasier, 53, Waldorf, Maryland
  •  Kathy Gaarde, 62, Woodbridge, Virginia
  •  John Roger Johnson, 73, Derwood, Maryland
  •  Frank Kohler, 50, Tall Timbers, Maryland
  •  Kenneth Bernard Proctor, 46, Waldorf, Maryland
  •  Vishnu Shalchendia Pandit, 61, North Potomac, Maryland
  •  Arthur Daniels, 51,  Washington, DC
  •   Mary Francis Knight, 51, of Reston, Virginia
  •  Gerald L. Read, 58, Alexandria, Virginia
  •  Martin Bodrog, 54, Annandale, Virginia
  •  Richard Michael Ridgell, 52, Westminster, Maryland

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