Four dead, several injured in Navy Yard shooting
by Associated Press and KVUE.com
Posted on September 16, 2013 at 8:18 AM
Updated today at 9:44 AM
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Several people were killed and as many as 10 were wounded in a shooting Monday morning at a building at the Washington Navy Yard, the U.S. Navy said, and authorities searched for an active shooter.
According to ABC News, four people have been confirmed dead.
The Navy said shots were fired around 8:20 a.m. at the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters, where about 3,000 people work.
According to the Associated Press at 9:20 a.m. CST, a defense official said the shooter is "contained" but not in custody.
Go here for raw video from the scene.
Police and federal agents from multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the scene. Ambulances were parked outside, streets in the area were closed and flights at Reagan National Airport were temporarily halted.
A U.S. Park Police helicopter hovered over the building and appeared to drop a basket or a stretcher with a person onto the roof.
Naval Sea Systems Command is the largest of the Navy's five system commands and accounts for a quarter of the Navy's entire budget. It builds, buys and maintains the Navy's ships and submarines and their combat systems.