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Washington Navy yard shooting: live


14.55 The US Navy has now confirmed several people were injured in the shooting.

14.51 Washington Metropolitan Police has confirmed that five people have been injured in the shooting, according to Sky News.

14.43 The Washington Post is reporting that a lone gunman has barricaded himself in after allegedly shooting at least three people



It is being reported that it is one man with an assault rifle.  Not who or what is behind this event.

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As many as 10 people were shot - two of them police officers - on the grounds of the Washington Navy Yard Monday morning, and the shooter has not yet been apprehended, authorities confirmed.

One of those shot was a D.C. police officer, reported NBC News' Pete Williams. Another was a base security officer.


The U.S. Navy says three shots were fired at 8:20 a.m. inside Building #197 at the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters, 1336 Isaac Hull Ave. in the Southeast section of the District. U.S. military officials say the gunman - armed with an AR-15, a military-style assault weapon - first shot the base security officer.


One victim was reported to be on the roof of a building, reported News4's Tony Tull. A U.S. Park Police helicopter hovering above the scene around 9:50 a.m. lowered a basket to a building and lifted what appeared to be a shooting victim from the roof.


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Now it has gone national:



Washington (CNN) -- Several people were injured Monday after a person fired shots inside the Washington Navy Yard, the U.S. Navy said.

The injured included a Washington, D.C., police officer who has been hospitalized, said Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Saray Leon.

The incident occurred at 8:20 a.m. when several shots were fired inside the headquarters for Naval Sea Systems Command in southeast Washington, D.C. An "active shooter" remained inside the building, said the Navy and Leon, the police spokeswoman.


Emergency personnel, the FBI, U.S. Capitol Police and local D.C. police responded to the shooting, shutting down traffic in the area on the district's south side along the Anacostia River. Some people are being evacuated and others are sheltering in place.

Air traffic to Reagan National Airport in northern Virginia, the closest airport to downtown Washington, D.C., was suspended,the Federal Aviation Administration said. There was no immediate confirmation the halt in incoming flights was due to the shooting situation.

A White House statement said President Barack Obama has been briefed on the situation.

The headquarters -- the workplace for about 3,000 people -- is the largest of the Navy's five system commands. It has a fiscal year budget of nearly $30 billion.

"With a force of 60,000 civilian, military and contract support personnel, NAVSEA engineers, builds, buys and maintains the Navy's ships and submarines and their combat systems," the Navy said.

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