NC woman among 12 dead in Navy Yard shooting rampage
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A Fayetteville woman has been identified as one of a dozen people who were killed in Monday’s shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, according to WTVD.
WTVD reports Mary DeLorenzo Knight, who was a military I.T. contractor, was working in the building where the shootings occurred.
On Tuesday morning, a family spokesperson confirmed Knight was among the dead, WTVD reports.
Authorities have identified the shooter as Aaron Alexis — a former Navy reservist with a “pattern of misconduct.” The gunman was killed in “an encounter with security.”
Police on Monday released the names and ages of seven of the 12 people killed in the shooting. They are Michael Arnold, 59; Sylvia Frasier, 53; Kathy Gaarde, 62; John Roger Johnson, 73; Frank Kohler, 50; Kenneth Bernard Proctor, 46; and Vishnu Pandit, 61. None of them were military personnel.
On Tuesday, the remaining 5 victims were confirmed by the Navy: Arthur Daniels, Gerald Read, Mary Francis DeLorenzo Knight, Martin Bodrog, and Richard Michael Ridgell.
Eight people were injured in the shooting, Washington Mayor Vincent Gray told reporters Monday night. Three of those were injured by gunfire, and the others had other types of injuries, such as bruises and chest pain.
Washington police are confident that only one person was involved in Monday morning’s shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, Police Chief Cathy Lanier said Monday night.