Fox News Channel is reporting that 4 people have been shot at the Washington Naval Yards. Police have not released the condition of the victims. New reports claim a possible 10 people have been shot according to the Associated Press and possible deaths.
The alleged shooter is described as bald black man who stands about six feet tall. Authorities are using helicopters to seal off the area, causing delays at the Ronald Reagan National Airport. All flights are being delayed.
Rumors claim that the first man shot was a security officer and that the shooter is using an AR-15 rifle. The police think they have him isolated inside a bguilding on the naval yard site.
President Barack Obama is getting regular briefings on the shootings. Authorities plan a briefing at about 11:30 AM EST.
Fox news broadcast a scene where a helicopter lowered a man from an emergency basket. Speculation is that the person was brought in to tend to a victim. A second man has now been dropped onto the same building. SWAT teams are now scattered throughout the are.
There have been no motives given for the shooting.
UPDATE: Shooter is said to be injured and has barricaded himself on the 3rd or 4th floor.
UPDATE 10:37 AM....Suspect said to have been subdued.
UPDATE 12:29 PM EST... One shooter is confirmed dead. It is not known whether he died from his inflicted wounds or whether he shot himself.
Police are looking for 2 additional shooters, one white man last seen at 8:35 and a 50 year old black man.
Police have now confirmed that there multiple casualties.