Nation to honor victims of Navy yard shooter

Nation to honor victims of Navy yard shooter

WASHINGTON D.C. -- Victims of the Navy yard shooting are being remembered.
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Victims of the Navy yard shooting are being remembered. Authorities are learning more about the man who allegedly killed them.

Flags will fly at half-staff nationwide through Friday night. It's to honor the twelve victims killed Monday in our nation's Capitol.

Police say the gunman, 34-year old Aaron Alexis, went into the Navy yard then just opened fire. He was in the Navy's Ready Reserve.

A U.S. defense official says he was honorably discharged following a "pattern of misconduct." Friends say he may have been frustrated about his pay, but they never expected this.

Two law enforcement sources say Alexis recently made contact with two Veterans' Affairs hospitals for psychological issues.

Emergency agencies say workers need to be prepared for situations like this. It means having a plan at the workplace. They say employers should have a preferred method of reporting emergencies and an evacuation procedure.

A notification system should also be in place to alert others. Homeland Security officials say conducting mock active shooter exercises is a great way to practice the plan.
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