WASHINGTON (AP) — The shooting at the Washington Navy Yard may raise more questions about the adequacy of the background checks that are done on government contract employees and others who are issued security clearances. Officials say Aaron Alexis used a valid pass to get into the Navy Yard building where he opened fire yesterday. But they’re also revealing that Alexis had been hearing voices and was being treated for mental problems in the weeks before the rampage. And officials say Alexis was given an early discharge from the Navy because of insubordination and other problems — but the discharge was still an honorable one. Alexis was killed yesterday in a gun battle with police.
Source: Associated Press