Victims of Monday's shooting remembered throughout the nationA day after the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard local veterans and the Grand Forks Air Force Base are remembering and reacting to the events in the US capital.
By: Michael Yoshida, WDAZ
A day after the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard local veterans and the Grand Forks Air Force Base are remembering and reacting to the events in the US capital.
Thirteen people were killed and eight wounded in Monday's shooting. One of those killed was the shooter, 34-year-old Aaron Alexis, who prior to Monday's shooting was employed as a technical contractor at the Navy Yard.
In Washington, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and other officials laid a wreath next to "the lone sailor" statue at the Navy Memorial in honor of those who were killed by the gunman, and wednesday, flags flew at half staff around the nation and throughout our the Greater Grand Forks community.
"As soon as I found out what was going on I said 'oh no! Not again!' And then now with the flags are at half-staff and for a veteran, that tears me up," sad Air Force veteran Ray Gehl.
The base has released the following statement. "Following yesterday's tragic events at the Washington Navy Yard, on-going base security measures were thoroughly evaluated and determined to be appropriate for the current situation. Our thoughts remain with the victims, their families, and everyone affected by the incident at the Washington Navy Yard.