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Navy Yard shooter ID'ed

NEW: Officials: Navy Yard shooter ID'ed as Aaron Alexis

Washington (AP) - Federal law enforcement officials say the man accused in a shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 13 people dead has been identified as Aaron Alexis.

The two officials spoke Monday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

One of those officials says Alexis was a 34-year-old from Texas. He is believed to have a criminal record there and to be a holder of a concealed carry weapon permit.

That official says Alexis is believed to have gotten into the Navy Yard by using someone else's identification card. It is not yet clear if that person was an accomplice or if that person's ID card was stolen.

No motive known in shooting

Investigators haven't determined a motive for today's shooting rampage.

As for whether it may have been a terrorist attack, Mayor Vincent Gray says, "We don't have any reason to think that at this stage."

The FBI is in charge of the investigation.

The area that was targeted is part of the headquarters for the Naval Sea Systems Command. About 3,000 people work at the headquarters, many of them civilians.

Witnesses describe gunfire at Navy Yard

A man who works at the Washington Navy Yard says he and some co-workers encountered a gunman this morning in a long third-floor hallway of the building where they work. Todd Brundige says the man "just turned and started firing."

Co-worker Terrie Durham says the gunman fired toward Brundige and her, but that he "aimed high and missed." She says the gunman said nothing.

Rick Mason, who's a civilian working for the U.S. Navy, says a gunman was shooting from a fourth-floor overlook in the hallway outside his office, aiming down at people in the building's cafeteria. He says he could hear the shots, but couldn't see the gunman.

Shortly after the gunfire, he says someone on an overhead speaker told workers to seek shelter -- and later, to head for the gates at the complex.

Patricia Ward says she was in the cafeteria when the shooting began. She says she heard three gunshots in a row, followed by several more. She says, "We just started running." Security officers were directing people out of the building, with guns drawn.

 
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