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Video: Aaron Alexis at the Washington Navy Yard

The chilling video below was released yesterday by the FBI shows Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis on the morning of September 16, 2013. Alexis is seen arriving in his car, entering the building on foot and then making his way through the building while shooting. It is unclear who he is shooting at, though he does not seem to be targeting specific people, as investigators previously thought.

By the time he was gunned down 12 people were dead and 8 others wounded.

The also FBI provided the following timeline for that morning in addition to the video:

  • 7:53 a.m. – Alexis’ rental car, a blue Toyota Prius with New York plates, entered Parking Garage #28 at the Washington Navy Yard, located directly across from Building #197.
  • 8:08 a.m. – Alexis exited Parking Garage #28 on foot carrying a backpack. Alexis entered Building #197 and proceeded to the elevator.
  • 8:09 a.m. – Alexis exited the elevator on the fourth floor and entered the men’s bathroom carrying a backpack and a clipboard.
  • 8:15 a.m. – Alexis crossed the hallway into the 4 West area of Building #197 with shotgun, but without the backpack or a clipboard.
  • 8:16 a.m. – Alexis shot the first victim in the 4 West area of Building #197.
  • 8:17 a.m. – First 911 call is received from the fourth floor of Building #197.
  • 8:20 a.m. – Alexis left the fourth floor using the stairs and entered the third floor.
  • 8:28 a.m. – Alexis appeared on the first floor.
  • 8:57 a.m. – Alexis returned to the third floor.
  • 9:25 a.m. – Law enforcement shoot and kill Alexis on the third floor.

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