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Aaron Alexis Video: Navy Yard shooting suspect combs halls for victims

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Navy Yard shooting video and pictures released by the FBI show alleged gunman Aaron Alexis stalking the hallways with a Remington 870 shotgun with a sawed-off barrel and stock.

Alexis, 34, went on a shooting rampage at the Navy Yard on September 16, 2013, killing 12 and wounding four before officers shot and killed the former Navy reservist.

In a photo gallery released by the FBI, messages etched on the side of Alexis' shotgun are clearly visible. Carved on the left side of the shotgun are the phrases "Better of this way!" and "My ELF weapon!" while the right side says "Not what y'all say." An etching on the barrel of the shotgun says "End to the torment!"

FBI investigators believe that Alexis had a delusional belief that he was being controlled by extremely low frequency waves, and believe that the "ELF" carved on the shotgun refers to these electromagnetic waves.

According the FBI, Alexis used his legitimate security access to enter the building to carry out a massacre that lasted for roughly an hour. The FBI believes Alexis used both the shotgun and a Beretta handgun the he obtained during the course of the shooting.

 

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