Washington Navy Yard Mass Shooting-7 Victims Identified

17 09 2013

13 people including the suspected gunman were killed in the a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard Monday morning.

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None of those killed were military personnel.

CNN reported that officials have identified seven of the victims killed in the mass shooting.

They are: 

  1. Michael Arnold, 59;

  2. Sylvia Frasier, 53;

  3. Kathy Gaarde, 62;

  4. John Roger Johnson, 73;

  5. Frank Kohler, 50;

  6. Vishnu Pandit, 61; and

  7. Kenneth Bernard Proctor, 46;

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Two Major Storms Hit Mexico, 41 Killed

17 09 2013

 

Tropical Depression Ingrid hit Mexico’s northern Gulf coast, while the remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel hit the Mexico’s Pacific coast, causing some of the worst flooding in decades.

The storms have affected two-thirds of the entire country brought very strong winds, heavy rains that caused flash floods and landslides.

Buildings were damaged, roads were washed out 

At least 41 people were killed in the states of Veracruz, Guerrero, Puebla, Hidalgo, Michoacan and Oaxaca by the flooding and landslides.

Acapulco was hardest hit where at least 21 people were killed as buildings collapsed and roads were transformed into raging rivers.

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Photos: 13 Killed In Washington Navy Yard Mass Shooting

17 09 2013
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The building where the mass shooting happened. Please click the photo for larger image. (Ahmad Ali Karim for Ahmad Ali JetPlane Pics)

 

13 people including the gunman were reported killed in a mass killing at the Washington Navy Yard.

America’s Navy stated that the tragedy happened inside the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters building (Bldg. 197) on the Washington Navy Yard at 8:20 a.m. (Eastern Time) September 16.

Yahoo News reported that the victims ranged in age from 46 to 73, and were either civilians or contractors.

Janis Orlowski, chief medical officer at Washington Hospital Center, said one Metropolitan Police officer and two civilians are being treated there and that they arrived in critical condition.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation or FBI identified the suspect as Aaron Alexis, 34 years old, a civilian contractor from Queens, New York.

Washington Mayor Vincent Gray said Alexis was shot during a gun battle with officers.

Yahoo News reported that Alexis was a full-time reservist from 2007 to 2011 and left the Navy on January 31, 2011, as a petty officer 3rd class and had been working for the fleet logistics support squadron No. 46 in Fort Worth.

A Navy official told Reuters that Alexis received a general discharge from the Navy in 2011 “after a series of misconduct issues.”

A ‘shelter in place’ order was issued for Navy Yard personnel after the shooting.

Access to the Washington Navy Yard will be restricted Tuesday, Sept. 17 to mission essential personnel only as the FBI continues its investigation.

Authorities are still investigating the case to determine the motive of the shooting.

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Photos: Typhoon Man-yi Strikes Japan Killing 2

17 09 2013

Typhoon Man-yi made a landfall at Toyohashi in Aichi prefecture, Japan just before eight o’clock on Monday morning or 2300 GMT Sunday.

The typhoon brought strong winds, high waves and heavy rains, damaging houses and flooding parts of Kyoto.

Yura River and Katsura River in Kyoto were overflowed and the Togetsu Bridge was partially-submerged.

Two people were killed by the disaster.

The typhoon forced the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to release rainwater with low levels of radiation into the ocean.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the typhoon has a sustained winds of up to 162 kilometres (100 miles) per hour.

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