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Update: September 18

New reports show Aaron Alexis had a history of mental illness.

Recently, he called 9-1-1 telling police he could hear voices and people were stalking him. 

Police told the Navy but the contractor kept his security clearance. 

The military is reviewing the security procedures now. 

The building where the shooting happened is still considered a crime scene and only certain people are being allowed in. 


September 17

13 people are dead, including the suspected gunman, and eight others are injured.

Police say 34-year-old Aaron Alexis was the lone gunman in the Monday morning rampage.

Alexis, who is a former navy reservist, recently worked as a defense department contractor and had a valid pass to get into the Navy Yard.

After opening fire on those in the building, he barricaded himself inside.

He later died in a shootout with police.

The Navy Yard remained on lockdown through the night while police scoured the area looking for any clues behind a motive.

Officials worked through the night to notify family of those killed.

We know all the names of the 12 victims.

Officials say Michael Arnold, Sylvia Frasier, Kathy Gaarde, John Roger Johnson, Frank Kohler, Kenneth Proctor, Vishnu Pandit, Arthur Daniels, Mary F. Knight, Gerald Read, Martin Bodrog, and Richard M. Ridgell died during the shooting.