Washington Navy Yard

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

In the wake of the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard last week that left 12 people dead, New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is calling for increased communication between law enforcement and Veterans Affairs medical centers.

Ex-NY Neighbor: Navy Yard Suspect Was Typical Teen

Sep 17, 2013
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A former New York City neighbor of the dead suspect in the Washington Navy Yard shootings says she remembers him as a typical teenager.

Wendy Lopez says she knew Aaron Alexis in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens almost 10 years ago. She told WABC-TV on Monday that Alexis did nothing that made him stand out. She says he was "not disrespectful" and didn't hang out "making noise."

Alexis' relatives live in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. Brother-in-law Anthony Little never met Alexis but tells NBC 4 New York "nobody expected this."

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

Sep 17, 2013

WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusses yesterday's deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard and a recent poll showing Hillary Clinton as a favorite among democrats for president.