A gunman, apparently acting alone, has wounded several people at the Navy Yard in Washington DC this morning. NBC reports he has shot seven people including two police officers. NBC Washington says the gunman has struck at least 10.
Toll is rising. MT @nbcwashington: #UPDATE: 10 people have been shot at the Navy Yard: http://t.co/b9gEIcvVZx
— Josiah Daniel Ryan (@JosiahRyan) September 16, 2013
The Navy Yard is surrounded by police and workers have been told to shelter in place. The suspect is described as 6 feet tall, male, bald and black. He is reportedly using an AR-15 and is holed up in one of the buildings inside the Navy Yard. There are some unconfirmed reports of fatalities.
President Obama has reportedly been briefed. The Navy Yard is about a half mile from Capitol Hill. As of yet, there is no word on motive.
Confirmed: Bolling Air Force Base CLOSED. No one being allowed in. Andrews and Myer Henderson Hall are OPEN following shooting at Navy Yard.
— FedNewsRadio (@FedNewsRadio) September 16, 2013
Update: Washington police confirm 10 shot, 8 civilians, 2 police officers from different agencies.
Update: The Washington Post live blog reports there are three shooters.
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A shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that killed several people and injured more Monday is “a clear confirmation of “American exceptionalism,” Russia’s parliamentary foreign affairs chief Alexey Pushkov tweeted.
Update: The report of multiple shooters is unconfirmed.
LATEST: Navy Yard shooter identified & has been wounded; police going through area to make sure there’s just one gunman – @PeteWilliamsNBC
— NBC Nightly News (@nbcnightlynews) September 16, 2013
Update: Multiple outlets report that four have been killed.