It looks as though there are three or more shooters at two or more separate locations there at the D.C. Naval Yard, a location that’s a “no guns” zone.
How did that “No Guns Zone” work out for the families of those killed and wounded?
The incident, with multiple shooters armed with long guns suggests this isn’t a lone disgrunted nutcase, but an organized attack.
Will be very interested to learn more about the suspects.
(NBC) – Four people were killed and six others were shot – two of the victims police officers – at the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard Monday morning in an attack by more than one gunman.
At about 10:20 a.m., one shooter had been reported contained. However, at least one other gunman remained at large.
A large search, including from helicopters, was underway. “It’s a large piece of land with many buildings,” Assistant D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham told News4. “It’s going to take a while.”
Tactical teams have entered at least two buildings on the Navy Base to search for the shooter, and News4’s Mark Segraves reported that three helicopters were seen tightly circling part of the base.
One of those shot was a D.C. police officer, reported NBC News’ Pete Williams. Another was a base security officer.
The conditions of the victims are unknown, but George Washington Hospital reported that at least two victims have been transported to that hospital.
The U.S. Navy said the shooting began at about 8:20 a.m. with three shots fired inside Building #197 at the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters, 1336 Isaac Hull Ave. in the Southeast section of the District. U.S. military officials say the gunman – armed with an AR-15, a military-style assault weapon – first shot the base security officer.
One victim was reported to be on the roof of a building, reported News4’s Tony Tull. A U.S. Park Police helicopter hovering above the scene around 9:50 a.m. lowered a basket to a building and lifted what appeared to be a shooting victim from the roof. The helicopter came back to the scene just after 10 a.m. to retrieve another victim.
But other details were sketchy from the still-active scene. The shots continued to ring out through the morning, including a volley that Tull reported at about 9:20 a.m. and another volley that News4’s Mark Segraves heard at about 11 a.m.
Authorities originally believed there was a lone gunman, but sources later confirmed to News4 that the shooting was carried out by at least two gunmen.