UPDATE 19 (3:04 p.m. ET): Tonight’s Nationals v. Braves game has been cancelled in the wake of the shooting.
UPDATE 18 (2:55 p.m. ET): Navy Yard shooting suspect identified as Aaron Alexis.
UPDATE 17 (2:10 p.m. ET): Officials have confirmed at least 12 death in Monday’s shooting spree at the Navy Yard.
UPDATE 16 (12:34 p.m. ET): President Obama: “We send our thoughts and prayers to all at the Navy Yard who’ve been touched by this tragedy.”
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UPDATE 15 (12:31 p.m. ET): Officials say there may still be two active shooters on the scene at the Navy Yard.
UPDATE 14 (11:59 a.m. ET): Gunman has been killed by FBI and SWAT.
UPDATE 13 (11:41 a.m. ET): Federal official: shooter at Washington Naval Yard has died.
Federal law enforcement official says shooter at Washington Navy Yard has died, @AP reports
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UPDATE 12 (11:32 a.m. ET): Two police sources now say that as many as 6 people have been killed.
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UPDATE 11 (11:26 a.m. ET): Vine from behind the scenes in DC…
UPDATE 10 (11:15 a.m. ET): Officials now say shooters killed 4 and injured 8.
UPDATE 9: Ed Zeigler of Naval District of Washington Public Affairs says two shooters are “down.”
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UPDATE 8: D.C. police only confirming one shooter, but note “active scene.”
UPDATE 7: A helicopter is being used to rescue people from a rooftop…
UPDATE 6: There may now be as many as three shooters; one is down, two are contained. There have been at least 12 people shot and 6 nearby schools are on lockdown.
UPDATE 5: Reports indicate that the gunman has now been “contained and neutralized.”
Ground stop at Reagan National has been lifted.
UPDATE 4: A Defense official now says there are “multiple fatalities” and as many as 10 injured in the shooting.
There is a ground hold on departing flights at Reagan National airport. Arriving flights are being allowed to land.
President Barack Obama has been briefed on the situation at the Navy Yard as well.
UPDATE 3: Officials now confirm that 5 people have been shot: 3 civilians, 1 D.C. police officer and 1 base officer.
UPDATE 2: Here is the press release just issued by the Navy:
WASHINGTON (NNS) — An active shooter was reported inside the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building (Bldg. 197) on the Washington Navy Yard at 8:20 a.m. (Eastern Time).
There is one confirmed injury. Emergency personnel are on scene and a “shelter in place” order has been issued for Navy Yard personnel.
The Naval Sea Systems Command’s headquarters is the work place for about 3,000 people.
The organization is comprised of command staff, headquarters directorates, affiliated Program Executive Offices (PEOs) and numerous field activities. Together, we engineer, build, buy and maintain ships, submarines and combat systems that meet the Fleet’s current and future operational requirements.
Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) is the largest of the Navy’s five system commands. With a fiscal year budget of nearly $30 billion, NAVSEA accounts for one quarter of the Navy’s entire budget. With a force of 60,000 civilian, military and contract support personnel, NAVSEA engineers, builds, buys and maintains the Navy’s ships and submarines and their combat systems.
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Several people have reportedly been injured in the shooting spree.
Authorities are currently searching for the suspect.
A Navy spokesman said that at least three shots were fired at about 8:20 a.m. ET in the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters.
EMS dispatch at the Navy Yard have instructed first responders to move west, out of the line of fire and maintain cover.
United States Capitol Police say they are providing mutual support and tactical assistance to the Metropolitan Police Department.
According to USCP, “Additionally, people may notice enhanced security operations being conducted by the USCP on the Capitol Grounds as a proactive, precautionary measure related to the active shooter incident at the Navy Yard.”
Right now, the 11th Street Bridge is closed and M Street is closed from 2nd to 4th Street SE.
Approximately 3,000 people work in the building, Navy officials say.