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-- news conference right now are they wanted to take a moment to provide an update on the investigation.
I'm joined today by chief Lanier an -- gave Michael Monroe special -- in charge about CI -- US attorney -- made him.
-- chambers of the US park place.
Carlo so code of ATF.
And the and -- -- -- but DC fire and AM us.
I would first like to commend and thank the agency -- here -- -- today.
As well as many others.
We continue to actively work together and kind of partnerships and cooperation among us are vital to the progress of this investigation.
As brief last night we believe at this time and that that is C shooter bared.
-- access acted alone.
As such what no other suspects at large.
The investigation has moved into -- the -- -- -- and information gathering.
We have confirmed thirteen fatalities.
Do you include the shooter.
All of whom have -- positively identified him.
Our evidence response aims to remain in the navy yard and continue to process the scenes.
But I mentioned last night this is a methodical and time and -- process that includes bullet trajectory.
And crime scene -- thing.
And with the assistance of our evidence response personnel from our Baltimore and enrichment field offices.
We'll remain there for as long as necessary to carefully processed -- shooting site.
Married are so -- and here's my master locks us there's been a lot of information circulating in the media over the past day.
Once again we caution against obtaining information from unofficial -- says.
And we asked at all and worries redirected to the FBI.
At this time we believe that mr.
Lott says none are building 19 -- -- at the navy yard and whether shotgun.
We did I have any information at this time that they had an -- fifteen and has been action.
We also believe -- a lot sister may have gain access to a handgun once inside the facility.
And after he began shooting.
As previously imagined -- -- had legitimate access to the navy are very very is also those -- architect contractor.
Any of their lives -- ballot passed to gain entry to the -- We also continue to conduct all other necessary investigation.
To learn about the activities and contacts and a master locks us.
We continue to conduct and -- is exploit digital media and run down every -- we can have pieced together has recent movements.
And determine the motive behind his attack.
We can say that we have determined Muster a lot -- arrived in the Washington DC area -- about August morning fast.
-- -- say at local hotels in the area since that time.
Most recently is known as stayed at her residence and and southwest Washington they say starting as a -- shot -- We ask anyone who may have had contact with -- during this time our previous -- to contact the FBI -- that information.
As a result of the public's cooperation thus -- we every -- hundreds of tips which we will continue to follow on.
The investigation that -- that's that's investigative activity as not only taking place here in Washington they say.
But I'm Marius say is across the country Burma Sherlock says -- fun time.
Where greatly appreciate it on the public's cooperation.
And we again ask anyone who may have knowledge of master locks us very -- that information to the FBI.
No piece of information as to small.
We also continue to put forth other FBI assets towards this investigation.
Our office and let them assistance is working together and and -- big and the department and advance.
To provide resource is immense importance of that comes in and Macs have again.
We also have personnel from our behavioral analysis CNN assisting in the investigation.
-- we try to determine the motivation behind the shooting us.
We continue to look at semester Alexis as fast and including as medical and criminal histories.
But because that's part of the investigation is still ongoing bill not him comment further on that -- -- time.
Once again I'd like us I'm her partner Reagan's -- and all those who have participated in yesterday's response.
I'd also like to thank all the men and the -- -- who work at the navy yard.
Further cooperation and patience and during -- long and trying today.
And I want to again exam my thanks to the public -- continued support.
Please continue to carry pork -- and all the information regarding -- a lot just by calling 1800.
Five for -- to four.
Thank you and I'd like to now invite chief Lanier to -- a few words.
I have very little and from what our last -- was last I -- I will try to answer the questions I've been getting.
From that most of the press.
First -- -- as our officer is doing well and I visited visited with him last night.
He -- and that's -- as he is.
Pretty uncomfortable he has some very serious injuries that we do expect -- make a full recovery and he and extended multiple.
Times in this thanks for this -- from the public.
And also his gratitude for her.
The other law enforcement officers responded who helped to.
Get him out of the building and get him to safety come after he was injured so again that would not out.
Happened in every case but the working relationship with MTV all of our partners here in the region and the training that we do was not critical yesterday.
-- does say that we have gone and looked further and some -- bonds and spent several hours this morning.
And is proud as I was yesterday of the working relationship with team work.
And the -- heroism of the police officers of first responders I'm even more so today.
Things that we have trained form planned for three years -- -- -- place nearly flawlessly.
Literally two minutes after the call was dispatched we -- officers at the gates.
Arriving on the scene.
Within seven minutes.
-- officers at the building answering.
The building to engage in active shooter as shots were actively being fired.
We -- officers threw her relatively.
Went into a building.
Witnessing multiple casualties.
And continued to pursue an engaged in a gunman who was determined.
To kill as many people as possible and law enforcement officers were not.
Discriminated against and is as far as issue with concerns the officers.
The more we look and says the officers that responded from all the agencies.
Did an incredible job and there's no doubt in my mind that they saved numerous lives buying -- it did so.
For all the officers -- please -- as part please all of our federal partners.
That responded and and worked as multi agency teams none of our teams when and those that this thing going and agency they all went in multiple agencies in a single team.
They did a fantastic job so.
I couldn't be more proud -- -- -- our law enforcement first responders did.
And also the coordination with the military.
And with our fire EMS to get victims that the safety and about -- treatment just a fantastic job thank you.
What did you like Monroe -- -- was in charge of the Washington field office of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
Personally like to send my condolences to the family members who have fallen.
But we are the navy's.
Department -- Levy's law enforcement agency.
Those that -- fallen or.
Our colleagues there are shipmates.
We send our prayers to the families of those.
It's just been engaged with this investigation from immediate response.
We -- -- -- -- one of which is embedded.
Or a daily basis of the naval sea systems command building responded wolf you can see efforts in the to the -- After three horse push -- enjoy -- -- police officer.
They entered the building -- -- a -- girl was but from what -- was wounded.
There's a special boy covered as such frustration removed from the building and dozens of -- care.
-- engagement with the threat.
Our -- -- -- have engaged in every aspect of the investigation is portable didn't -- -- All were vulnerable leads armored -- collectively with there are other law enforcement partners.
-- will be engaged this investigation through its conclusion.
We felt that this is a ball response for a multi agency effort that we appreciate the support of all the agencies involved.
In supporting the -- -- community.
Hey the others affected.
Washington navy yard or -- they can.
Good afternoon I'm -- -- US attorney for the district of Columbia.
First and foremost I want to send out thoughts and prayers to the victims of this terrible tragedy.
This as you heard remains at all going to active.
Prosecutors from the US attorney's office working hand in hand from yesterday morning with -- law enforcement officials.
Try to give them all the tools they they need and at our disposal.
So they can understand the events that led to yesterday's tragedy.
As we have moved from a crisis stage into the investigative stage of this case.
Our focus and efforts are going to be on answering the questions that we all had.
What calls this individual to kill so many innocent.
Men and women.
How did -- carry out and planned this attack how to get access to the weapons.
What could have been done to prevent this tragedy.
And most importantly whether anyone else aided or assisted him wittingly or unwittingly.
In this tragedy.
We're not gonna stop.
Until we get answers to those questions that support not only for the city and this community but most of all for the loved ones who lost.
Fully expect that this investigation will take weeks and months when run down every lead.
Explore every detail and try to get to the bottom.
Of this terrible event.
-- I just wanna say there yesterday which was such a dark moment in our city and our country's history.
Was also a time of tremendous dedication courage and -- was.
Very proud to stand here today with -- -- -- partners.
Who put aside any thoughts of their own safety.
As they rushed to the -- to try to save the lives of others it was truly -- tremendous effort.
I fully expect that coordination that dedication that commitment.
To continue in the coming days weeks and months ahead.
As we work hard to answer those tough questions that remain.
Good afternoon everybody kit -- Chief with a variety -- S department in Washington DC.
Read -- a words like tragedy darkness.
Also heard some very important -- collaboration and cooperation would try to answer one or two questions why.
First read why do we were multi jurisdictional it.
Events like this yesterday as an example of why we do the -- Also why do we adhere to such strict rules for our members.
Throughout our organizations and that's another reason that's another answer why.
-- a reason why.
We don't want to have to think about the responses we just want to respond I want to commend everybody here all of our partners.
For the work that they did this seamless integration of the different police forces.
And our Friday in this department -- a very short discounting.
To -- to do as much we could to resolve this issue.
As -- -- -- they're gonna continue their investigation are part for the most part is completed.
What we never after -- anything like this again.
They all know how to take if you bought him extra.
-- -- -- -- -- Hello lawful purchase of a shotgun made -- Virginia.
It's possible that -- woods just mentally ill and that there was no motive here.
So the motivation and whatever that motivation then is -- currently under investigation and are kind of come on on and and that's yeah.
I can't count on them yeah.
Not everything and mentoring he's -- meaning I didn't win.
No I can't come on I'm out on the continent it's.
-- Not a lot Tennessee went on the -- we talked about three gunmen.
I'm the decisions you asked residents and -- other businesses in the area to shelter in place it was a decision that we thought through very carefully.
We had information that we could not dismiss.
So we got that was the most prudent -- decision at the time and we erred on the side of caution rather than being careless and I think it was the right decision to keep our residents and and everyone else informed.
But we had to run down some.
Additional information one of which we we cleared very quickly the other one's a little bit longer but I think the decision -- -- to shelter -- place was the best decision.
Locking down a city is not as it is seems watching television.
And is not a -- decision that we would take lightly we felt we had that kind of threat.
We may have taken some diplomat and I think -- -- -- -- every.
Would you explain how much time here officers made the entry -- seven minutes after the -- estimate entreaties for -- active shooter off the and that's how long that wasn't before they actually killed him inside.
The question was how did say the officers actually make entry and how long did it take to actually -- the suspect that from a -- answered.
I can tell you that human has after the call is -- that we -- CNN's that they are fifteens on the scene.
Had some additional -- fifteen ideas that have been deployed out in the area.
For high visibility over the past few weeks they were very close by they responded immediately.
Would then about four or five minutes we had.
Five to seven units going through the gates into the facility.
There was different buildings that calls coming in giving different buildings so we are getting given building numbers.
But more than seven minutes.
We had at least -- and possibly four units outside of the building.
Where the shooter was that -- here.
Actually -- another round of gunfire and they entered immediately upon hearing gunfire.
And and we know at this time.
Two of them went and immediately when they ride to the building -- heard the gunshots immediately went in the building -- starting giving -- gowns and passing information on.
Their actions once they got inside the building the thought that they put into insuring other teams they get and that other -- -- getting quickly.
The other teams could move around safely was.
I don't have the exact time -- -- before.
The filing -- and that will come much later after the all the -- that some has done.
But I can tell you there was multiple engagements with the suspect.
-- multiple different agencies before the final.
Shots were fired and and I would -- there was there's a pretty good period of time with multiple engagements before that I can't give exact time but you know.
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