Naval Press Conference: “We Are Going Minute-By-Minute”
From the Naval Shooting press conference:
“We are going minute-by-minute at this time”
“A police officer, male, is currently going into surgery”
NEW: Officer involved with #NavyYardShooting is in surgery.
— Alcides Segui FOX 13 (@seguifox13) September 16, 2013
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 Yard spokesman said the suspected gunman remains active and possibly barricaded following reports of shots fired at around 8:20 a.m. at the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters in southeast Washington. A U.S. Navy official later told Reuters that it’s possible more than one shooter is involved, although that has not been verified.
Police sources told The Washington Post that three shooters, including one in military fatigues, were involved in the incident.
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.