Monday, September 16, 2013


According to NBC, 12 people have been shot (eight wounded and four dead) and the gunman has been taken down.
A gunman opened fire Monday at a Navy facility in Washington, wounding at least seven people, authorities said. SWAT officers swarmed the facility, the headquarters of the Naval Sea Systems Command at the Washington Navy Yard. Authorities were trying to assess the casualties in the chaos that followed, but one source told NBC News that at least four people had been killed and eight wounded, and that the shooter was also wounded. A naval security guard was among those shot and was hit in both legs, U.S. military officials said. Washington city police told WRC, the NBC affiliate in Washington, that one of their officers was also among those shot. It was not clear how many of the others shot were civilian and how many were military.
About 3,000 people work in the Navy building, the Navy said. They were ordered to stay in place. WRC video showed a medical helicopter lifting someone off a roof. The Naval Sea Systems Command builds, buys and maintains ships and submarines and their combat systems. The Navy Yard is along the Anacostia River in Washington, near the headquarters of the Department of Transportation and the Washington Nationals baseball stadium.
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