The Senate Homeland Security Committee on Thursday continue its series of hearings on the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that left 13 dead. Lawmakers examine government clearances and background checks.
12 people died during the shooting rampage at Navy Yard in September. The shooter was a civilian contractor who had served in the military and suffered from mental illness. The shooter was killed by police responding to the incident, bringing the total number of deaths to 13.
The Washington Navy Yard is a sprawling government compound in Washington, D.C.'s South East quadrant, an area that has been under intense development in the last few years due to the addition of a new baseball stadium.