(Breaking: 10:29 AM) — A gunman dressed in all black fired shots Monday inside the U.S. Navy Yard, injuring at least 10 people, according to the Navy and a Washington police spokesman.
The U.S. Navy tweeted there are “several confirmed injured with reports of fatalities.”
The injured included a Washington, D.C., police officer who has been hospitalized, and another law officer not affiliated with the city force, said Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Chris Kelly.
The incident occurred at 8:20 a.m. when several shots were fired inside the headquarters for Naval Sea Systems Command in southeast Washington, D.C. An “active shooter” remained inside the building, the Navy said.
(9:56 AM) – A “shelter-in-place” order was issued at the Navy Yard here after “several” people reportedly were shot Monday at the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters, the Navy said.
Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department reported that four people were shot and that a suspect was on the loose in the building. The shooter was described as a black male with a dark complexion, approximately 5’10” to 6 feet tall, 170 pound with a black shirt and black hat. He is believed to be barricaded somewhere and have multiple guns.
The Navy released a statement saying only that one injury injury was confirmed, but later said on its Twitter feed that “several’ people were injured. The Navy said earlier tweeted that there was an “active shooter” at building 197 at the Navy Yard, and that three shots had been fired at 8:20 a.m. ET.
(9:18 AM) D.C. police are looking for a suspect they say shot at least one person at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning.
According to police spokesman Officer Anthony Clay, there is an “active shooter” on the grounds of the Navy Yard in Southeast Washington.
Clay said that only one person has been confirmed shot, and that person’s condition was not immediately available.
The U.S. Navy said that three shots were fired around 8:20 a.m. at the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building, where about 3,000 people work.
A “shelter in place” order has been issued for Navy Yard personnel, authorities said.