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.