Washington Navy Yard shooting - as it happened

Key points

  • A gunman kills 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard, a naval installation in the US capital
  • US officials name the gunman as 34-year-old Aaron Alexis, of Fort Worth, Texas
  • President Barack Obama called it a "cowardly act" (all times GMT)

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Reporting:

  • Tom Geoghegan 
  • Zoe Murphy 
  • Sarah Fowler 

Last updated 16 September 2013

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