Total Pageviews

Monday, September 16, 2013

Live Updates From Washington Navy Yard Shootings

A witness describes seeing a gunman at the Washington Navy Yard.

As our colleague Michael D. Shear reports, at least 10 people were shot at the Washington Navy Yard. Several people were killed. At least three people are being treated at area hospitals for gunshot wounds, including a police officer. A suspect was shot and killed at the scene and police officials said two more potential suspects have not been found.

Auto-Refresh: ON
Turn ON
Refresh Now
12:47 P.M. Obama Calls for Investigation into Navy Yard Shooting

President Obama, who had been scheduled to give a speech on the economy, called for a “seamless” investigation into the shooting to make sure whomever carried out the “cowardly act” is held responsible.

“We are confronting yet another mass shooting, and today it happened on a military installation in our nation’s capital,” he said.

Referring to the employees at the facility and the foreign experience many have had, he said: “Today they face the unimaginable violence that they would not have expected here at home”.

“Obviously we are going to be investigating, as we do so many of these shootings, sadly” and look for ways to do “everything we can to prevent them.”

12:13 P.M. D.C. Police Chief Says There May Be Two More Gunmen

Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said that multiple people were shot and killed at the scene. She said one suspect is dead and there are “potentially” two other gunmen who have not been found.

“We have multiple victims inside who are deceased,” she said. She said a Metropolitan Police officer was among those injured. “We have one shooter we believe involved in this who is deceased,” she said. “We potentially have two other shooters that have not been located at this point.”

Chief Lanier described the other potential shooters: She said one was a white man, last seen at 8:35 a.m., wearing a tan military uniform with a beret, and carrying a handgun. She said the other potential shooter was a black male in his 50s with a “long gun” wearing an olive-drab military-style uniform. “We have no information to believe,” she said, that either of them were military personnel.

12:10 P.M. Video of a Witness Describing the Shooting
A witness describes seeing a gunman at the Washington Navy Yard. Via The Associated Press.
11:56 A.M. Navy Secretary Offers Condolences to Victims’ Families
11:50 A.M. Navy Provides Contact Info for Family Members
11:45 A.M. Three People, Including Police Officer, at Hospital

Janis M. Orlowski, chief medical officer at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, said that three people, including a Metropolitan Police officer, were being treated for gunshot wounds and were in critical condition.

Dr. Orlowski said the injured included a woman with a gunshot wound to the head, a woman who was shot in the shoulder and a man who is a Metropolitan Police officer who was shot multiple times in the legs. She said the victims were able to communicate and would survive their injuries.

“We have three individuals and we were told to expect more,” Dr. Orlowski said.

She also said she received reports of individuals who have died at the scene. “We understand that there are individuals at the scene who will not be transported because they are deceased,” she said.

11:21 A.M. Reagan Airport Resumes Flights

After the Federal Aviation Administration ordered a ground stop at Ronald Reagan National Airport from 8:30 to 10 a.m., flights have resumed but residual delays are reported.

11:16 A.M. Schools in the Area are on Lockdown

Multiple schools in the area are on lockdown.

11:11 A.M. Live Video From the Scene

Live video from the scene via WJLA-TV, the ABC News affiliate in Washington.

11:09 A.M. Family Members Can Reunite at Nationals Park
10:54 A.M. U.S. Navy Officials Confirm Fatalities in Shooting

The United States Navy confirmed several people have been injured and more than one person has died in a shooting inside the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters Building at the Washington Navy Yard in southeast Washington. Shots were first reported at 8:20 a.m. The most recent official release from the Navy.

An active shooter was reported inside the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building (Bldg. 197) on the Washington Navy Yard at 8:20 a.m. (Eastern Time).

Emergency personnel remain on scene and a “shelter in place” order has been issued for Navy Yard personnel.

The Naval Sea Systems Command’s headquarters is the work place for about 3,000 people.

The organization is comprised of command staff, headquarters directorates, affiliated Program Executive Offices (PEOs) and numerous field activities. Together, we engineer, build, buy and maintain ships, submarines and combat systems that meet the Fleet’s current and future operational requirements.