WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Navy Yard is returning to nearly normal operations three days after it was the scene of a mass shooting in which a gunman killed 12 people.
The Navy installation was scheduled to re-open at 6 a.m. Thursday. Navy spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. Sarah Flaherty said that Thursday will be a regular work day, except for Building 197, where the massacre occurred, and the base gym. She says the gym is being used as a staging area for the FBI to investigate Monday's rampage.
Former Navy reservist Aaron Alexis gunned down 12 people before being killed by police.
Law enforcement officials are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting.