Four Shot by Gunman at Washington Navy Yard; Update: Eight Shot, Four Reported Dead; ‘He was a tall black guy. He didn’t say a word’

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 at 9:32 am

Must be another case of workplace violence.

A D.C. police officer is among the people shot at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning.

A police spokesman confirmed at 9:20 a.m. that the officer was shot near the room where a lone gunman has barricaded himself after allegedly shooting at least three people on the Navy Yard grounds in Southeast Washington.

The U.S. Navy said that three shots were fired around 8:20 a.m. at the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building, where about 3,000 people work.

Police said that at least three, possibly four, people were shot. All are in critical condition, authorities said.

A “shelter in place” order has been issued for Navy Yard personnel, authorities said.

It’s probably another of those “gun-free” zones.

Update: According to this report four have been killed. And if you had any doubt that David Frum is one of the biggest assholes on the planet, check his Twitter feed. More here from the Washington Post:

Two Navy yard employees interviewed on CNN said they were fired on in a hallway by a gunman they described as a tall black man.

A woman who gave her name as Terry Durham said that as she and co-workers were evacuating, she saw a man down the hall raise a rifle and fire toward them, hitting a wall. “He was tall. He appeared to be dark-skinned,” she said.

“He was a tall black guy,” said her co-worker, Todd Brundage, who is black. “He didn’t say a word.”

Update: Up to six dead now with a shooter dead, and possibly with two suspects–one white and one black–on the loose, according to DC police. More from CNN.

Police spokesman Chris Kelly described the suspect as an adult male, about 6 feet tall with a bald head and medium complexion, dressed in a black top and black jeans.



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