News: After Horrific Washington Navy Yard Shooting, Prez Obama, Wale & More React

Monday, Sep 16, 2013 7:45PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

President Barack Obama and massive amounts of entertainers have spoken out in light of a lethal shooting early Monday (September 16) morning in the Washington Navy Yard that has killed more than ten people.

President Barack Obama spoke out to millions across the United States in light of the horrific shooting.

"We still don't know all the the facts, but we do know several people have been shot and some have been killed," said Obama, who paid tribute to the victims and first responders before delivering a scheduled speech to mark the 5th anniversary of the financial crisis. "We're confronting yet another mass shooting and today it happened on a military installation in our nation's capital. It's a shooting that targeted our military and civilian personnel. In his remarks, Obama said: "I have made it clear to my team that I want the investigation to be seamless, so that local and federal authorities are working together. And as this investigation moves forward, we will do everything in our power to make sure whoever carried out this cowardly act is held responsible. In the meantime, we send our thoughts and prayers to all at the Navy Yard who've been touched by this tragedy." (USA Today)

The latest reports claim at least 13 people lost their lives from the gunfire attack.

At least 13 people are dead and several others were wounded after a gunman opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, police said, spreading fear and chaos across the region as authorities sought to contain the panic. The incident, in which the death toll rose almost hourly, represents the single worst loss of life in the District since an airliner plunged into the Potomac River in 1982, killing 78. D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier and Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced the mounting number of casualties in a series of news conferences. The suspected shooter, identified by the FBI as Aaron Alexis, 34, living in Fort Worth, Texas, is among the 13 dead. Alexis was a military contractor, one official said. (Washington Post)

Maybach Music Group star and Washington, D.C.-bred rapper Wale acknowledged the fatal event.

"#prayforDC," Wale tweeted Monday (September 16). (Wale's Twitter)

Hangover 3 star Ken Jeong sent prayers in light of the attack.

"My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the tragedy at Washington Navy Yard.," Ken tweeted. (Ken Jeong's Twitter)

Michigan rapper Derek Minor reacted to the tragic news and posted a link to the coverage.

"Another Mass shooting... Pray for the families of the slain and injured.," he tweeted. (Derek Minor's Twitter)

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