Washington Gunman Had Mental Issues


The ex-US Navy reservist who killed 12 people and wounded eight at a Washington DC Navy installation had received treatment for mental health issues, US media have reported.
Aaron Alexis, 34, was treated for paranoia, insomnia and hearing voices, the Associated Press reported.
A contractor for the Navy, he had a valid pass for the secure site at the Washington Navy Yard, authorities said.


Alexis was shot and killed by police during the attack.

On Tuesday, authorities said they believed Alexis had acted alone and that all victims – ranging in age from 46 to 73 – had been identified.

Authorities have revealed no motive for the attack, and have begun combing the US for hints about Alexis’ past.

BBC News

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