A Navy yard shooter is capturing the nation’s attention this morning, as D.C. police and the FBI are reporting a shooter who was holed up inside of a military building at the Washington Navy Yard has killed at least three victims already, with several more wounded, reports CBS News on Sept. 16.
Officials say the gunman, who may not have been acting alone, fired at least three shots inside of the naval command headquarters, a secure building in Southeast Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Navy issued a report at 8:20 a.m. EDT “of an active gunman inside the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters” building. An official Naval Twitter account about half an hour later reported the “still active shooter” was at large.
Up to 10 people have been reported injured in the shooting. The gunman barricaded himself inside of the building, and did not communicate with police or the FBI who had surrounded the base.
The complex is a former shipyard and ordnance factory that now belongs to the United States Navy. The plant is responsible for building and buying US warships and combat systems. The chief of the U.S. Navy also lives on the base, which employs approximately 3,000 military and civilian personnel.
CBS News reported at approximately 10:30 EDT that the "gunman has been neutralized, and that security officials are searching for a potential second gunman, although there is no confirmation or corroboration of a second gunman. It is not clear whether neutralized gunman is a member of the Navy."
As a precaution, the FAA grounded all outgoing flights at Reagan National Airport for "security" reasons.