Published September 16, 2013
Fox News confirms two gunmen in Navy Yard shooting
‘Multiple fatalities’ at Washington Navy Yard
Search for shooter, answers at Washington Navy Yard
DEVELOPING: At least 10 people have been shot — with multiple fatalities — at a Navy building in Washington, U.S. Navy authorities said Monday.
A Navy official said two shooters were “down” following reports of shots fired at around 8:20 a.m. at the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters in southeast Washington. There are conflicting reports on the number of victims and the condition of the shooting suspects, although a federal law enforcement official told Fox News that one shooter has died.
Police sources earlier told The Washington Post that as many as three shooters, including one in military fatigues, were involved in the incident.
Patricia Ward, a logistics management specialist at the facility, told reporters she heard at least 7 gunshots but did not see a gunman.
“I just kept running,” Ward said. “Our mission is to take care of the Navy … After today, it’s not secure enough for me.”
Roughly 3,000 people who work inside the building have been directed to stay in place as authorities continue searching for the shooter, Navy officials said. Low-flying helicopters were spotted circling above the scene, dropping baskets to evacuate people from the complex.
The Washington Post reported that a D.C. police officer was among those injured. All were listed in critical condition, authorities told the newspaper.