One Navy Yard shooter has been killed according to reports. On Sept. 16, at least one gunman opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard killing at least six people and injuring several others. According to NBC News, a shooter had a semiautomatic rifle, a shotgun, and a handgun when he opened fire at the Navy Yard this morning. Now, over two hours after the first gunshots were reported, a shooter has been killed.
At this point, it is unclear if there is more than one shooter involved in this case. The one confirmed shooter is said to be 50-something and a D.C. resident. There have been reports claiming that he once worked at the Navy Yard. A motive is still unclear.
The Navy Yard shooter may have had help but police have not been direct about this. The situation is being described as fluid and on-going. The scene is still active as people are being transported to the hospital while police are working to ensure that no one else is injured. So far, details of two wounded civilians and one wounded officer have become available. All three are in critical condition but are all expected to be okay.
D.C. has been on edge all morning and several security precautions have been put into place. "Chaos enveloped the surrounding neighborhood for hours. Flights were briefly grounded at Reagan National Airport, and nearby schools and the headquarters of the Department of Transportation were locked down. Farther away, police stepped up security on the Capitol grounds," NBC News reported.
One Navy Yard shooter managed to kill and hurt at least ten people. More victims are expected and MedStar Washington Hospital Center is well staffed and ready to care for the injured.
Update: One shooter deceased confirmed. Potentially two other shooters not located. White male last seen at 8:40 a.m. in a khaki military uniform wearing beret hat holding a handgun. The second was a black male around 50 years of age dressed in military uniform possibly holding a long gun. Police do not believe the men are military related, just wearing military clothing per Chief Cathy Lanier of Washington DC Police.
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