BREAKING: Federal law enforcement official says shooter at Washington Navy Yard has died. @AP
— Alcides Segui FOX 13 (@seguifox13) September 16, 2013
A shooter wanted in connection with a Monday morning shooting at the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard that left four people dead and six others wounded has been killed.
It was unclear if another gunman could be at large. A large search, including from helicopters, was still underway. “It’s a large piece of land with many buildings,” Assistant D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham told News4. “It’s going to take a while to determine that it is safe.”
Tactical teams have entered at least two buildings on the Navy Base to search for the shooter, and News4’s Mark Segraves reported that three helicopters were seen tightly circling part of the base.
Earlier Monday morning, the gunman walked into Building #197 at the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters, 1336 Isaac Hull Ave. in the Southeast section of the District. He shot a security guard in the head, killing him, sources confirmed to News4’s Jackie Bensen.
Family members looking for information about their loved ones can call 202-433-6151 or 202-433-9713. #NavyYardShooting
— U.S. Navy (@USNavy) September 16, 2013