The U.S. Navy Tweeted,
The U.S. Navy confirms three shots were fired at 8:20 a.m. ET at headquarter building 197.
There are few details at this time. We will bring you more details from the Navy as they become available.
An active shooter was reported inside the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building (Bldg. 197) on the Washington Navy Yard at 8:20 a.m. (Eastern Time).
There is one confirmed injury. Emergency personnel are on scene and a “shelter in place” order has been issued for Navy Yard personnel.
The Naval Sea Systems Command’s headquartes is the work place for about 3,000 people.
The organization is comprised of command staff, headquarters directorates, affiliated Program Executive Offices (PEOs) and numerous field activities. Together, we engineer, build, buy and maintain ships, submarines and combat systems that meet the Fleet’s current and future operational requirements.
Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) is the largest of the Navy’s five system commands. With a fiscal year budget of nearly $30 billion, NAVSEA accounts for one quarter of the Navy’s entire budget. With a force of 60,000 civilian, military and contract support personnel, NAVSEA engineers, builds, buys and maintains the Navy’s ships and submarines and their combat systems.
Eyewitness Photo was Tweeted as the manhunt continues,
Eyewitness photo from Washington, D.C. Naval yard shooting (WJLA) – pic.twitter.com/6krjALqpyb
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) September 16, 2013
UPDATE: Reports of 10 shooting victims, two officers down. Gunman barricaded in room. Ground stop at Reagan International Airport. Multiple weapons reported. Lone gunman. DC bus routes being rerouted.
According to Channel 11 Alive, Suspect: black male in black shirt and black hat.
UPDATE: At least 12 dead.
UPDATE: 1 Suspect is dead. DC Police Chief looking for potentially two more shooters on the loose, wearing military-style uniforms. One white person, one black person. Obama says shooter(s) targeted military personnel and civilians.
Nice. Russian official mocks Navy yard shooting. Blames “American exceptionalism”. I guess Communists aren’t known for their compassion and humanity.
UPDATE: Dead Navy Yard Shooter Identified – Aaron Alexis Of Ft. Worth, Texas. Police believe he acted alone.