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UPDATE: 13 dead, including gunman, at Navy Yard

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The D.C. mayor says 13 people have died in the shooting rampage, including the gunman.

Mayor Vincent Gray said at a news conference Monday afternoon that the shooter was among the dead. Officials say the gunman has been identified as 34-year-old Aaron Alexis. The Associated Press is reporting the DC Navy Yard shooter was full-time Navy reservist; based in Texas when he left service in 2011.

Earlier in the day, authorities had been looking for two other people who may have been involved in the shooting. One of those people has been identified and ruled out as a suspect.

However, Gray says investigators are still searching for a third individual wearing an olive-green, military-style uniform to determine if he was involved. Gray says a motive has not yet been determined.

Valley New Team Meteorologist Mick Kjar's daughter works in the building where the shooting happened and was there at the time. She survived, and communicated with family through text message during the shooting. Hear from her family coming up Monday night on Valley News Live.


A Defense Department official says several people have been killed and as many as 10 have been wounded in a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. 

The official spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the official was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. 

The official also says the shooter is "contained" but not yet in custody. 

Earlier in the day, the U.S. Navy said it was searching for an active shooter at the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters, where about 3,000 people work. 

The exact number of people killed and the conditions of those wounded was not immediately known.

Officials say the shots were fired at around 8:20 Monday morning.

President Barack Obama is getting frequent briefings on a shooting.  The White House says the president had several briefings about the unfolding situation by senior aides

Naval Sea Systems Command is the largest of the Navy's five system commands and accounts for a quarter of the Navy's entire budget.

It builds, buys and maintains the Navy's ships and submarines and their combat systems.

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