The White House has issued a statement regarding the dismal situation in Washington:
The President has been briefed several times about the unfolding situation at the Washington Navy Yard by Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco and Deputy Chief of Staff Alyssa Mastromanaco. The President directed his team to stay in touch with our federal partners, including the Navy and FBI, as well as the local officials. We urge citizens to listen to the authorities and follow directions from the first responders on site.
The latest news is that:
- *AT LEAST 12 SHOT – MULTIPLE FATALITIES REPORTED AT DC NAVY YARD SHOOTING**
- *SIX SCHOOLS IN WASH. DC ON LOCKDOWN ON SHOOTING, WJLA REPORTS