Updates to this morning’s LU report on a gunman at the Washington Navy Yard continue to filter in. The most recent report, filed minutes ago by The Washington Times, quotes a Navy spokesman as indicating via Twitter that four individuals have been killed and eight others wounded in a shooting incident involving at least two armed attackers.
Capt. Ed Buclatin, the spokesman, tweeted:
#BREAKING: 4 killed and 8 injured. One shooter down #NavyYardShooting #Navy #CNICHQ
The Times further reports, citing Navy officials, that three shots were fired at 8:20 a.m. at the headquarters of the Naval Sea Systems Command in Southeast Washington.
Two of the shooting victims have been identified as D.C. police officers. The identity of the shooter (or shooters) is still unknown.
The Navy, meanwhile, has issued a shelter-in-place order for personnel. The 11th Street Bridge has been shut down, and citizens have been instructed to avoid venturing near the area. Flights departing from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport have been stopped, the FAA says, and incoming flights are being held at their point of origin.
Approximately 3,000 people work at the headquarters that are under siege. The unit is responsible for engineering, building, buying, and maintaining ships, submarines and combat systems for the Navy.