Home Archive Site of D.C. Navy Yard Shooting Reopens

Site of D.C. Navy Yard Shooting Reopens


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Navy Yard building that was the site of a mass shooting in 2013 has reopened after extensive renovations.

LawOfficer DC Navy Yard Shooting Coverage

About 400 employees of the Naval Sea Systems Command began reporting to work at Building 197 on Monday morning.

The building has been closed since the September 2013 shooting, in which 12 people were killed and four others were injured. The gunman, Aaron Alexis, was killed by police. Alexis was a civilian contractor and former Navy reservist who suffered from mental health problems.

The Naval Sea Systems Command says the building has a new layout and appearance after the renovations, which also repaired damage from the shooting.

A total of 2,700 workers were displaced by the shooting. Workers will move back in gradually over several weeks.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Law Officer Law Officer is the only major law enforcement publication and website owned and operated by law enforcement. This unique facet makes Law Officer much more than just a publishing company but is a true advocate for the profession.