Gun shots erupted at the Washington Navy Yard this morning, sending workers into a mass frenzy as they tried to escape the gunfire.
At 8:20 a.m. this morning, several shots were fired inside the headquarters for Naval Sea Systems Command in southeast Washington.
A senior Navy official confirmed that a suspect is dead following the shooting. Ed Zeigler, Director of Public Affairs for Naval District Washington, told CNN earlier Monday that two suspected shooters were "down," but the senior Navy official could not confirm whether there was more than one gunman.
Multiple people were killed in the deadly shooting, Zeigler said, as police in SWAT team gear invaded the scene.
A statement on the Washington Naval District website issues an emergency warning:
As a result of the shooting this morning at the Washington Navy Yard, emergency personnel remain on the scene and a "shelter in place" order has been issued for Navy Yard personnel.
Family members looking for information about their loved ones who were on the Washington Navy Yard today can contact the Warfighter and Family Support Center at 202-433-6151 or 202-433-9713.
Washington D.C. Metro Police Department advises family members of Washington Navy Yard employees that they may meet their loved ones at Nationals Stadium.