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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.

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


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