At least 12 people are dead after a fatal shooting took place at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning and with no real answers as to why this happened, the Internet has begun to conjure up some lurid conspiracy theories. Though the suspected shooter is Aaron Alexis dead, as reported by Washington Post, fear remains across the region as citizens try to put the puzzle pieces together themselves.
There have been conflicting reports as to whether the shooter was a civilian or military personnel, if he worked alone or there were other shooters, and though it’s not believed that this was an act of terror it can’t be ruled out at the moment. The shooter was identified around 3:30 EDT as 34-year-old Alexis from Fort Worth, Texas, a civilian contractor.
While plenty of people were sending their thoughts and prayers to the victims and those affected by the tragedy, others took it upon themselves to spread speculations about what they think really happened.
Some people alleged that that Washington Navy Yard shooting was just a set up to distract people from “something else.”
The government got sum random n***a shooting at the navy yard to distract us from some slick s**t they doing else where
— TwonSwaggCheck (@TwonSwaggCheck) September 16, 2013
Y'all don't get it yet? The war didnt pop off so they hv to distract u with fear and anger with something else ...navy yard/police shooting
— Elidi Bey (@ElidiBey) September 16, 2013
Others believed that it was somehow linked to Syria:
Is this Navy Yard shooting a set up or a person in rage? I'm just curious because we were just about to go to war w/ Syria...#money#money
— Mindy Jo (@miraculous1) September 16, 2013
Shooting at DC Navy Yard. Wonder if it'll be #syria related...
— Niall Murphy (@NiallMurphy6) September 16, 2013
That old false flag was to blame:
I sense another false flag event from in this Navy yard shooting...just a hunch. Who will be blamed? Syria, Iran, Russia, China, Tea Party?
— Michael O (@StormSurge2013) September 16, 2013
Navy Yard shooting --> another false flag attempt
— Naimah Iman (@Love_ndReggae) September 16, 2013
Some believe it was an inside job:
What's crazy is the Navy Yard isn't something you can just walk up to and start shooting they have that entrance guarded 24/7...(inside job)
— $(MoneyMike)$ (@MoneyMike202) September 16, 2013
— Duncan Idunno (@DuncanIdunno) September 16, 2013