DC Navy Yard shooting
Officials are renaming the Washington Navy Yard building where a gunman fatally shot 12 people in September before he was killed by police.
The District of Columbia’s police chief says a police officer was shot in the chest but saved by his bulletproof vest while responding to the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard.
Within hours of the Navy Yard shootings, the FBI had traced the gunman’s recent shotgun purchase and sent agents to the shop in northern Virginia where he bought it. Left out of the loop was the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a surprising snub between top U.S. law enforcement agencies that comes as the ATF struggles to show its relevance in Washington.
Many people have already taken to Twitter to express their grief, prayers, and in some cases – politics – over the social network in the Washington Navy Yard shooting that officials say left at least six people dead.