Washington Naval Yard shooting victims’ names released

Aaron Alexis, gunman
Aaron Alexis, gunman

The names of seven out of the 12 people killed in the Navy Yard shooting in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Sep. 16, 2013 have been released.

Michael Arnold, 59.
Sylvia Frasier, 53.
Kathy Gaarde, 62.
John Roger Johnson, 73.
Frank Kohler, 50.
Bernard Proctor, 46.
Vishnu Pandit, 61.

The FBI identified the shooter: 34-year-old Aaron Alexis of suburban Dallas. A former Navy reservist, Alexis marks the 13th person killed in the Monday morning massacre in the nation’s capital after he opened fire on more than a dozen people. He was armed with an AR-15 assault rifle, a shotgun and a handgun.

Alexis had been an employee of a company called The Experts, a subcontractor on an HP (Hewlett-Packard) Enterprise Services contract. He was let go in 2011 after exhibiting a “pattern of misbehavior.”

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