Navy Yard shooter leaves multiple victims - KLFY News 10

Navy Yard shooter leaves multiple victims


WASHINGTON Police say 3 civilians, one D.C. officer and one base security officer have been shot at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning.

A Naval spokesman told Fox News he can confirm "multiple injuries and multiple fatalities," although officials have not offered an exact assessment of the health of the victims.

Police are looking for the shooter. He is described as a black male with a dark complexion, approximately 5'10" to 6 feet tall, 170 pounds with a black shirt and black hat, according to CBS affiliate WUSA. He is believed to be barricaded somewhere and have multiple guns. It is not clear whether or not he is a member of the Navy.

Police and emergency crews gathered Monday morning outside the heavily-guarded Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building, where the shooting was reported.

The Navy said about 3,000 people work in the building. People inside the building have been directed to stay in place.

In a press release, the Navy said the shooting happened at approximately 8:30 a.m. ET.

United States Capitol Police said they are "providing mutual support & assistance to the Metropolitan Police Department" in a press release. They say the active shooter incident is "contained to the Navy Yard."

According to USCP, "Additionally, people may notice enhanced security operations being conducted by the USCP on the Capitol Grounds as a proactive, precautionary measure related to the active shooter incident at the Navy Yard."

The FAA has issued a ground stop on all flights until further notice at Reagan National Airport for "security" reasons, and officials confirmed to WUSA that is related to the situation in the Navy Yard.

Naval Sea Systems Command is the largest of the Navy's five system commands and accounts for a quarter of the Navy's entire budget.

It builds, buys and maintains the Navy's ships and submarines and their combat systems.

Police from multiple local and federal agencies were responding along with SWAT crews.

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