Shooting at Washington Navy Yard

I won’t speculate as to who or why.

I just got out of class and saw that there was a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. Very close to home. Very disturbing. We don’t have the full story yet, and the situation is being updated. As of this writing, several people reportedly were wounded and dead this morning, and a 0820 Navy public affairs release reported an active gunman inside the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building. According to the LA Times, a tweet from the official Navy account about half an hour later said a “still active shooter” was at large.

NBC reports, 4 dead and 12 wounded. The gunman is “contained.”

There are already people out there flapping their gums that this smacks of terrorism, it’s a dark-skinned male, blah blah blah. There will be plenty of time to dissect the situation after the shooter is captured, so do yourselves a favor and just keep those folks in your thoughts.

UPDATE 2: Woke up this morning to learn there’s only one suspect, and he’s dead.

7 responses

  1. There’s a bunch more out, but some is speculation. However, a UK paper is reporting there are at least three gunmen, and I’ve seen that there are US Marines guarding an elementary school in the area. That’s a little odd to me.

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  2. Just saw this too:
    10:56 Hours, per Fox News: UNCONFIRMED REPORT, Metro DC Police are posting a search for a Second Shooter wearing “fatigues” (unspecified which class; presumed Camo); Search continues but not confirmed of second shooter.

    10:58 : SECOND SHOOTER DOWN>TWO MALE PERPS DOWN; SEARCH FOR THIRD SHOOTER. Situation remains: ACTIVE & DANGEROUS.

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    1. Thanks! Keep an eye on it. Post updates when you can.

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      1. Been posting them on my site.

        But… 12 dead now. Navy spokesman stated “this is not over”. FBI is in a “manhunt” now. One certain suspect they are hunting for at this time.

        IF there were at least two, this was a terrorist attack (in my opinion, based on… a wide background of dealing with crap like this). If there is one, he was probably disgruntled or could be terrorist. Dont know (supposition on my part obviously).

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  3. More nthan one shooter? Some type of uniform?? Looks suspiciously like a military-like assault…but,then again. maybe just workplace unhappiness…….

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    1. Oh my…..a picture of the “alleged” shooter……oh my..he is NOT caucasion.

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  4. The shooter was in the USN reserves from 2007 to 2011, he was workng for NAVSEA Systems at the Yard, accordiing to fox news. It’s not being talked about yet why he got out.

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