A Navy yard shooting in Washington D.C. has left 10 people injured and new reports indicate that “several people have been killed," according to Fox News live on Monday morning, Sept. 16. About 8:20 this morning shots rang out at the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building, known as Building 197. Yahoo News is also reporting fatalities and injures, but the number of fatalities are not known at this time.
The medical personal tending to some of the victims who were taken to the hospital are seeing injuries from two different weapons, leaving police to search for two shooters. One shooter is injured, but not contained, inside building 197. He is believed to be somewhere on the third or fourth floor of the building. Helicopters are seen taking people out of the building in baskets and taking equipment into the building by slowly lowering it down from helicopters.
Peter Doocy from Fox New live reports that the DC police are going around the outside of Building 197 with a loud broadcasted message; “Shelter in place until you get the message that all is clear.” A nearby school is under lock-down and the U.S. Marines are guarding that school at this time.
Helicopters are seen hovering over the buildings with guns pointed somewhere towards the ground level. Over 3,000 people work at the Washington Navy yard, including many civilians. Out of the 10 injured it is reported that eight of them are civilians and one is a D.C. Police officer and the other is a Navy Police officer.
Men in full armor were dropped down from the helicopters this morning. It is a very active scene right now as the helicopters continue to bring people in and out of the Navy base. The wounded were brought to two different hospitals in the D.C. area, both hospitals report they are extracting two different types of bullets from two separate firearms. This indicates either there are two gunmen or there is one lone gunman using two different types of guns.
Two witnesses, who were able to escape the building did see the shooter. They describe him as a black man about six-feet tall. They said he was bald and carrying a big, long gun. They only saw the one shooter, but again police are making sure there's not more than one.
Police promise a press conference soon and you can check back for more to come as details emerge.