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At Least 12 Fatalities in DC Navy Yard Shooting - PoliceSalem-News.com
A male police officer and two civilian women are in critical conditions, but have “very good” chances for survival.
(WASHINGTON DC RT) - Two of the three shooters, who went on a rampage at the Washington Navy Yard in Southeast DC, may be still at large, police said, adding that one gunman has been killed. At least 12 other people have died in the attack.
“The big concern for us right now is that we have potentially two other shooters that we have not located at this point,” D.C. Police Chief, Cathy Lanier, said.
The police are still looking for a white male with a hand gun, with another being an African-American man in his 50s, armed with a long gun.
Both shooters were wearing “military style uniforms” during the rampage, the DC police spokesman said.
The police said it’s too early to talk about the number of victims only saying that there were “multiple fatalities.”
Meanwhile, two Navy officials told AP that at least six people have died in a shooting. Four other people, including at least one police officer, were reportedly wounded in the attack.
The spokeswoman for the MedStar Washington Hospital Center said that it has received three gunshot victims from the Navy Yard.
A male police officer and two civilian women are in critical conditions, but have “very good” chances for survival. The victims said that shots from semi-automatic guns were fired at them, the she added.
“I’m deeply shocked and saddened by the shooting this morning at the Navy Yard. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families,” Ray Mabus, US Navy Secretary, said in a statement.
Some witnesses said a gunman opened fire from the fourth floor, aiming down on people in the first-floor cafeteria. The others said a shooter fired at them in a third-floor hallway. It’s not clear if the witnesses on different floors were describing the same suspect.
After going on a rampage, the gunmen have reportedly barricaded themselves in one of the rooms where they were cornered by the police.
Hundreds of police officers and FBI agents were involved in the manhunt. Fire and emergency crews also responded to the scene. A “shelter in place” order has been issued for Navy Yard personnel, the Navy said.
The area around the Navy Yard was cordoned, schools were on lockdown and planes at nearby Reagan National Airport were briefly grounded so they wouldn’t interfere with law enforcement helicopters.
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