UPDATE: Washington Reagan Halts All Flights On Navy Yard Incident; 11th Street Bridge closed.
- *NBC REPORTS AT LEAST 10 SHOT AT NAVY YARD, CITING POLICE
- *NBC REPORTS SHOOTER WAS CAPTURED OR `TAKEN DOWN’
- *NBC REPORTS FOUR KILLED, EIGHT INJURED IN SHOOTING
Live Stream from Local News:
Injured being airlifted from scene:
While hardly reminiscent of Chicago during peak shooting hour on a weekend, news of occasional shootings in the US is becoming increasingly more prevalent, the most recent report coming from a Washington Navy Yard, where the police reports at least three people were shot by an active shooter. As WaPo reports, “D.C. police are looking for a suspect they say shot at least three people at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning. According to a police spokesman, there is an “active shooter” on the grounds of the Navy Yard in Southeast Washington.”
Police said that at least three, possibly four, people were shot. All are in critical condition, authorities said.
The U.S. Navy said that three shots were fired around 8:20 a.m. at the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building, where about 3,000 people work.
A “shelter in place” order has been issued for Navy Yard personnel, authorities said.
Police closed the 11th St Bridge as well as M St SE between 2nd and 4th streets SE due to the shooting. In addition, Metro Transit Police closed the New Jersey Avenue entrance at the Navy Yard station. The Half Street entrance remains open.
U.S. Capitol Police confirmed enhanced security at the Capitol, but no immediate threat.