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US Navy Yard shooting: Man accused over gun rampage is identified

The man accused in a shooting rampage at a US navy base has been identified as a man from Texas.

A Federal law enforcement official said Aaron Alexis was 34-years-old. He is believed to have a criminal record and to be a holder of a concealed carry weapon permit.

Alexis is believed to have gotten into the Navy Yard by using someone else's identification card. It is not yet clear if that individual was an accomplice or if that person's ID card was stolen.

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