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Fayetteville woman among 13 dead in Navy Yard shooting rampage

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WASHINGTON - One of the victims from Monday's shooting has ties to Fayetteville.

A family friend of Mary DeLorenzo Knight confirmed it Tuesday morning.

According to The Washington Post, Knight worked as an information technology specialist at the Navy yard.

According to the D.C. police chief, 13 died in the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard, including the gunman.

The suspected shooter, Aaron Alexis of Texas, died after a gunfight with law enforcement officers.

Early reports placed authorities looking looking for two more suspects Monday afternoon, but later said the shootings were the work of a lone gunman.

Around 8:30 a.m. Monday morning, authorities said Alexis, 34, opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard.

Authorities are still working to figure out how Alexis got onto the base.  He was working for a tech company that the Department of Defense subcontracted. From 2007 to 2011, he was a full-time Navy reservist.

The Associate Press reported that Alexis was arrested in Seattle in 2004 for shooting out the tires of a parked car in "what he described an anger-fueled black out." They also reported there's no record of him ever being prosecuted.

Authorities are also working to determine the movtive in Monday's shootings.

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray said there's no reason to think it's terrorism, but they're not ruling that motive out.
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