September 17th, 2013
04:58 AM ET

Navy Yard shooting: What we know, don't know

The one question we all desperately want answered may have gone to the grave with the Aaron Alexis: Why?

Why did he park at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, walk into Building 197, perch himself on an overlook above the atrium and open fire? The bullets that rained down killed 12 people and wounded eight others.


But that's not the only missing puzzle piece. Investigators are painstakingly trying to piece together the motive, the means and the method.

"No piece of information is too small," said Valerie Parlave of the FBI said Monday night. "We are looking to learn everything we can about his recent movements, his contacts and associates."


Filed under: Crime • U.S.
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  1. Dan

    Yes, this is big news. I am sorry for the victims, but such acts no longer surprise me. Year after year.
    My question is when and where is the next one?

    September 17, 2013 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. Observer

    Can't you quit stealing names for one day, you disingenuous child? This isn't dazzle.

    September 17, 2013 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  3. vikingwoman

    Yes this is horrible, but the guncrowds are still not convinced it's about the ridiculously easy way any1 can procure & hide a gun in this country! No conversation, no discussion, no proposals, no solutions! Just 2nd amendment & that's it!!

    September 17, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |