Posted: Sep 16, 2013 7:03 PM by Tiffany Murphy - MTN News
WHITEFISH - A Whitefish native could easily have been one of the victims in today's shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard.
Whitefish native Wesley Hill and his family are counting their blessings Monday morning. That's because he could have been one of the thirteen killed in Monday's attack.
"I was supposed to be there. I had a doctor's appointment. Glad I had it," Wesley Hill said.
Hill is a military contractor who works on the second floor of the building where shots were fired around 8:20 a.m. on Monday.
"Around 8:30 I would have been there today," said Hill.
The former Marine and 1999 Whitefish High School Grad says he and his family are thankful he had that doctor's appointment. And while his friends and coworkers were saved from harm's way, he is not surprised someone was able to bring a gun onto the Naval Yard.
"Not surprising, walk down street, show ID, mall security, scan card. However, I am surprised he was able to get on the Navel Yard," Hill said.
There are lots of cameras in every corner of the building, but little else that would stop a potential gunman, he said.
At this point, there's no indication as to how the suspect got the weapons on the naval yard.