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Release No: 658-13
September 16, 2013

Statement from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the Incident at Washington Navy Yard

I have been receiving regular updates on the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, and continue to monitor the situation closely.  This is a tragic day for the Department of Defense, the national capital area, and the nation.  My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this outrageous act of violence, their families, and all those affected by today's events.  I am grateful for the swift response of federal and local law enforcement, and for the professionalism of DoD personnel at the Navy Yard complex.  The Department of Defense will continue to offer its full assistance in the investigation of this terrible and senseless violence.

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