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FBI Releases Surveillance Video of Gunman
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Vinita Nair) -- The FBI releases dramatic surveillance video Wednesday from the Navy Yard Shooting in Washington D.C.
The FBI says there's no indication Navy Yard shooter, Aaron Alexis, targeted any specific individuals when he opened fire inside a building, killing 12 people. New video shows Alexis moving around the building with his weapon. Vinita Nair has new information on the shooter's state of mind.
Surveillance video shows Aaron Alexis pulling up to the Navy Yard in Washington D.C. and then prowling the third and fourth floors with a sawed off shotgun.
You even see him run towards a group of people at the end of a hallway.
The newly released images don't answer why he gunned down 12 people last week but the FBI says it now knows his mindset when he entered.
"There are indicators that Alexis was prepared to die during the attack and he accepted death as the inevitable consequence of his actions."
The shotgun he used, sawed off on both ends, had three messages etched into it. "Not what ya'll say" on one side of the gun and "End to the torment" on the barrel. The other side read "Better off this way my E.L.F. weapon."
"Alexis held a delusional belief that he was being controlled or influenced by extremely low frequency or E.L.F. Electromagnetic waves."
Investigators say the 34 year old navy reservist and IT contractor had a well-documented history of mental health issues. They also say there is no indication that Alexis was targeting anyone specific when he opened fire.