Authorities are seeking at least one gunman that opened fire at the Washington, DC Navy Yard (headquarters of the Naval Sea Systems Command) on Monday morning (Sept. 16). Reports are still coming in with various outlets saying four people have been killed with at least 10 people have been injured.
Reports Think Progress:
Shots continued late into the morning as one gunman apparently barricaded himself inside a room in the building where the shooting took place. By 10:20 am EST, police reported that one of the gunmen was “down,” while two were still on the loose inside of the building. According to ABC, one of the gunman had an assault rifle. Police described a gunman to Al Jazeera as “male, 6 ft. tall, bald, medium complexion, black top & pants.”
NBC’s Washington affiliate reports that at least 10 were injured in the shooting, including a DC police officer and a base security officer. A defense official told AP that “several” people have been killed, while ABC reports the number at four.
The shooting began around 8:20 a.m. Numerous authorities from various law enforcement agencies including the FBI are on the scene in southeast DC. Check out photos from the scene in the gallery as well as a live stream below.
This story is developing.
Update: Police have shot one suspect and say another may be on the loose, reports CNN. DC police chief Cathy Lanier said that two other shooters are on the loose. Authorities are looking for a white man and a black man in military clothing in the area. Thus far, six people have been reported dead and an unspecified number injured in the shooting.
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