Navy Yard Shooting
Sharpshooters Small Arms Range is seen in Lorton, Va., Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis went to the store two days before the Monday attack rented a rifle, bought bullets and took target practice at Sharpshooters Small Arms Range, the store's attorney Michael Slocum said. Alexis then bought a shotgun and 24 shells, according to Slocum.
Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 12:00 am
Updated: 5:57 pm, Sat Aug 23, 2014.
The former Navy reservist who killed 12 people during Monday’s rampage at the Washington Navy Yard legally purchased a shotgun believed to have been used in the shootings through a federally licensed dealer in Lorton, Virginia State Police confirmed Tuesday.
Aaron Alexis, 34, of Fort Worth, Texas, bought the gun about 3 p.m. Saturday from SharpShooters Small Arms Range after passing a state and federal background check through the Virginia Firearms Transaction Center, operated by state police, said department spokeswoman Corinne Geller.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 12:00 am.
Updated: 5:57 pm.