The US Navy has announced that family members of Washington Navy Yard employees may meet their loved ones at Nationals Stadium Parking Lot B, South Capitol & K St SE., according to the Washington D.C. Metro Police Department. Family members looking for information about their loved ones can contact the Warfighter and Family Support Center at 202-433-6151 or 202-433-9713.
The US Navy has reported fatalities following an early morning shooting today (Monday, 16 September) at the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Headquarters building #197 in Washington, DC. The shooting took place at 8:40 a.m. ET.
"I'm deeply shocked and saddened by the shooting this morning at the Navy Yard," said Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. I have complete confidence in our first responders, and I continue to be completely focused on this very difficult situation."
A number of agencies are investigating the incident including the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, D.C. Metro Police, and the FBI which has lead.
Incidents like this remind us how vital it is to have a communication plan in place for your family. Know how to get in contact with each other. Have a plan and practice it.
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