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Washington Navy Yard shootings: What witnesses have seen and heard

September 16, 2013|By Matt Pearce

A shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning has drawn a massive police response. At least four people were killed and eight wounded by an unknown attacker or attackers. (Here is The Times' latest report from the scene.)

Below are photos, video and eyewitness accounts from the scene of the shootings, which occurred about 8:20 a.m. EDT.

About 3,000 civilian and military people work at the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters, which was being cleared room-by-room by armed responders as the morning progressed.

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A Washington, D.C., police officer and a base security officer were among the reported victims.

Officials told The Times that no shots have been fired since one shooter was killed at the scene. Police said there are potentially two other shooters dressed in military-style clothing. At least one shooter had engaged police in a running firefight, officials said. Officials believe this is an isolated shooting and that no other facilities are involved.

Helicopters hovered over the buildings, nearby schools were on lockdown and airplanes at nearby Reagan National Airport were grounded briefly. President Obama was getting frequent briefings on the shooting.

The situation is still developing, so stay with Nation Now for updates.


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