Aaron Alexis carved odd messages on the shotgun he used to kill 12 people at the Washington, DC Navy Yard on Monday, according to media reports.
Alexis carved “better off this way” and “my ELF weapon” on the shotgun, according to a law enforcement document reviewed by the Associated Press. That document described the firearm as a “sawed off” Remington shotgun.
It’s unclear what Alexis meant in carving the messages. As the Washington Post pointed out, ELF can be an acronym for “extremely low frequency” and may refer to communications efforts.