Officials Confirm Aaron Alexis Legally Purchased At Least Some Guns Used in Navy Yard Shooting

USA Today is reporting that at least some of the weapons used by Aaron Alexis in Monday Washington, D.C. Navy Yard shooting were purchased legally in Virgina.

The paper writes:

A federal law enforcement official said Monday that Alexis, who had been staying at Residence Inn in soutwest Washington since early September or late August, legally purchased at least some of the weapons used in the assault within the past few days in Virginia.

Alexis allegedly drove to the Navy Yard complex with the weapons early Monday and cleared security checkpoints before parking in a lot on the property, said the official, who was not authorized to comment publicly.

It was previously reported that Alexis had security clearance at the Navy Yard as part of work he was doing there as a subcontractor for Hewlett-Packard.

[photo via USA Today]

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