Who were the victims of the Navy Yard shooting?
Twelve people -- from a former Maryland State Police trooper to a man building a two-seater plane to a the president of a St. Mary’s County Rotary Club chapter -- were killed when suspected gunman Aaron Alexis opened fire at a Washington Navy Yard facility Monday morning.
The victims, who ranged in age from 46 to 73, worked in various jobs at the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters. One designed Navy vessels, another was a Navy engineering contractor and one was a financial analyst. One man lived in Owings Mills, while others hailed from Northern Virginia, Southern Maryland, Montgomery County and Washington.
( Family Photo / September 17, 2013 )
Mary DeLorenzo Knight, 51, of Reston, Va.
On Sept. 7, she replaced her main profile picture with photos of 25-year-old Nicole Shuck, 25, and the bridal party.
"That's sweet, Mom! Love you!" posted Shuck, who lives in Anchorage, Alaska.
"I'm still crying about this ... when will it stop?" replied Knight, an information technology specialist who taught part-time at Northern Virginia Community College.
In February, she posted about a dinner to celebrate her 51st birthday at a Brazilian restaurant in downtown Washington. She lived in Reston, but had also spent time in Fayetteville, N.C., and Germany, according to public records.
She was a member of two Facebook groups: one celebrating Baltimore's Little Italy and another called "Certified Information Security Professional."
--Ken Dilanian, Tribune Washington Bureau