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WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen people died in a shooting rampage Monday at the Washington Navy Yard.

Information technology specialist Mary Knight, 51, of Reston, Va., was the daughter of a former Green Beret instructor, according to Theodore Hisey, who identified himself as a family spokesman.

Her father served at the Fort Bragg Army installation and retired in Fayetteville, N.C., Hisey said. Knight's mother, Liliana, told a Raleigh television station that the shootings were a test of faith.

"I hope there is such a thing as heaven," she told WTVD. "You know, you pray for your family, and sometimes I wonder. I really do."

Knight attended high school in Fayetteville and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Hisey said. The university did not immediately respond to a request for confirmation.

Knight was also a part-time instructor of information technology at the Annandale and Loudon campuses of Northern Virginia Community College, school spokeswoman Jessica Baxter said.


Associated Press writers Amanda Kell, Ben Nuckols and Allen G. Breed contributed to this report.

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