A shooter opened fire at the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard at approximately 8:20am Eastern time this morning. Early reports state that there are at least four injured, with one victim apparently being shown in photos on Twitter. The Washington Post reported on Twitter that one of the victims is a police officer.
The incident centered on Building 197 in the Navy Yard. All personnel in the Navy Yard reportedly were ordered to shelter in place. During live coverage on ABC affiliate WJLA-8, there was an unconfirmed eyewitness report that the shooter was heavily armed, with multiple weapons, and that an officer had been shot in the leg. They also reported that the suspect was a light-complexioned bald black male, approximately 6 feet tall, and that the shooter apparently barricaded himself in a room within the building.
Tim Hogan, a spokesman for Rep. Steven Horsford of Nevada, posted photos to his Twitter account of people tending to at least one person down on a street corner.
The Navy said on its Twitter feed that three shots were fired at 8:20 a.m. ET at the headquarters of the Naval Sea Systems Command, part of the Washington Navy Yard. Almost an hour later, the Navy still characterized the shooter as “active.” SWAT teams swarmed the Naval Sea Systems Command building and were hunting for the gunman.
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport was placed on "Ground Stop" status by the FAA, stopping all take-offs and landings at that airport. It is unclear whether or not that stoppage is related to the incident at the Washington Navy Yard.