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FBI: DC Navy Yard shooter didn't target victims

Published: Sunday, July 5 2015 11:34 a.m. MDT

FILE - This 2010 booking file photo provided by the Fort Worth Police Department shows Aaron Alexis, the gunman in the Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 shooting rampage at at the Washington Navy Yard that left thirteen dead, including himself. (Uncredited, Associated Press) FILE - This 2010 booking file photo provided by the Fort Worth Police Department shows Aaron Alexis, the gunman in the Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 shooting rampage at at the Washington Navy Yard that left thirteen dead, including himself. (Uncredited, Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — The FBI says there is no indication that the Navy Yard shooter targeted any specific individuals when he opened fire inside a building, killing 12 people.

Valerie Parlave, head of the FBI's field office in Washington, said Wednesday during a news conference that investigators are continuing to explore the background and motivations of 34-year-old Aaron Alexis. However, she says Alexis had a well-documented history of mental health issues.

Parlave says Alexis held a delusional belief that he was being controlled by extremely low frequency waves, or ELF waves. Alexis had written "my ELF weapon" on a shotgun he used in the rampage.

Alexis, a former Navy reservist and IT contractor, was killed in a shootout with police.

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