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New Details on the shooter at the Washington Navy Yard
WASHINGTON -- New details about the man who went on a deadly shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington D.C. yesterday.
13 people including the gunman, Aaron Alexis, died and eight people were injured.
Investigators are working to figure out a motive.
Alexis had been suffering a host of serious mental problems. Including paranoia and a sleep disorder.
Veteran Affairs health providers had been treating him since August.
He also has a prior record of gun violence in Texas.
The day after 34-year-old Aaron Alexis killed 12 people in a shooting at Washington's Navy Yard, the search for answers continues.
We continue to conduct interviews, exploit digital media, and run down every lead we can to piece together his recent movements.
Since the shooting, troubling details about the gunman have surfaced.
The former Navy reservist had previous run-ins with police in Seattle and Fort Worth, Texas.
His father says he suffered from PTSD after being in New York on 9/11.
Most recently, he sought help from a Veteran Affairs facility in Rhode Island, a source with knowledge of the investigation said, adding he was having problems sleeping and hearing voices.
Officials are looking into how contractors like Alexis are screened before they get their security clearance.
It's hard to believe that someone with a record as checkered as this man could get clearance. Around the nation's capital somber tributes and calls to action.
Washington is recovering, but Washington needs a lot more answers.
Officials released the five remaining names of the victims Tuesday - all 12 were between the ages of 46 and 73 and all civilian employees.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus joined others at the US Navy Memorial for a wreath laying.