Monday, September 16, 2013
BREAKING Shooting at Naval Yard in DC, ten wounded!!!
Multiple law enforcement agencies are responding to an active shooter at the Navy Yard in Southeast D.C. At least ten people, including a D.C. police officer and another law enforcement official, are injured. Police originally said there was a possibility that there was two additional shooters, but that number was later reduced to one.
An MPD spokesperson said a report came in at 8:25 a.m. The scene is still active, and there is one known active shooter on the grounds of the Navy Yard.
The U.S. Navy confirmed the report, saying three shots were fired at the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters at around 8:20 a.m. The Navy says approximately 3,000 people work in the building, and they have been ordered to shelter in place.
The Navy said in a release that there was one confirmed injury. MPD later confirmed that five people, including an officer, were shot. The officer was shot in the legs, according to the Fire and EMS scanner.
The number of injured rose to ten just after 10 a.m., according to MPD. The U.S. Navy said it had a report of fatalities.
A witness described to a group of reporters hearing a "pop, pop, pop" inside building. She was escorted from the building by a security officer.
MPD originally described the first suspect as a black male wearing a black shirt and black hat between 5'10 and 6'0 and 170 pounds.
Mayor Vince Gray urged people to stay away from the scene.