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UPDATE: 13 Dead, Including Gunman, In Navy Yard Shooting

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D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says authorities believe there was only a lone gunman responsible for the Navy Yard shooting rampage that left 13 people dead.

Authorities had earlier said they were searching for a possible second suspect.

Mayor Vincent Gray says the 12 shooting victims range in age from 46 to 73 years old. The gunman, identified as 34-year-old Aaron Alexis, was also killed.

Gray said at a news conference late Monday night that they are still notifying the families of about half of the 12 people who were killed.

The FBI says the gunman used a valid pass to get on to the Navy Yard.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The D.C. mayor says 13 people have died in the shooting rampage, including the gunman.
    
Mayor Vincent Gray said at a news conference Monday afternoon that the shooter was among the dead. Officials say the gunman has been identified as 34-year-old Aaron Alexis.
    
Earlier in the day, authorities had been looking for two other people who may have been involved in the shooting. One of those people has been identified and ruled out as a suspect.
    
However, Gray says investigators are still searching for a third individual wearing an olive-green, military-style uniform to determine if he was involved.
    
Gray says a motive has not yet been determined.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal law enforcement officials say the man accused in a shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 12 people dead has been identified as Aaron Alexis.
    
The two officials spoke Monday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.
    
One of those officials says Alexis was a 34-year-old from Texas. He is believed to have a criminal record there and to be a holder of a concealed carry weapon permit.
    
That official says Alexis is believed to have gotten into the Navy Yard by using someone else's identification card. It is not yet clear if that individual was an accomplice or if that person's ID card was stolen.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate officials say no one is being allowed in or out of Senate buildings while authorities search for a potential second suspect in the Navy Yard shootings.
    
Senate Sergeant at Arms Terrance Gainer said Monday that people could move around the buildings but could not leave or enter. He said he had no information to suggest the Senate, its members or staff were in danger but took the step out of an abundance of caution.
    
The House remained open.
    
Authorities said as many as two gunmen opened fire Monday morning inside the Washington Navy Yard, killing at least 12 people in an attack on office workers at the heavily secured military installation in the nation's capital. One gunman was dead and police hunted for a second possible attacker.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Police say a man in a tan, military-style outfit who had been sought in connection with the shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard has been identified and is not a suspect or a person of interest in the slayings.
    
The D.C. Police Department said in a tweet Monday that the man has been identified and is not believed to be a gunman or otherwise involved in the shootings that left 12 dead.
    
One gunman is dead.
    
Chief Cathy Lanier had said earlier in the day that police were searching for two other people wearing military-style uniforms. It wasn't known if those two people were actually military employees.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Police say at least 12 people have died in the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard.
    
D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said during a news conference Monday that 12 people were confirmed dead.
    
Lanier says people are being told to stay in their homes and out of the area as authorities search for two other possible suspects. One of the shooters has died.
    
The police chief says officers are searching for two other people with firearms wearing military-style uniforms.
    
She says there is no indication of a possible motive at this time.
    
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As many as three gunmen opened fire Monday inside one of the Navy's oldest buildings, attacking office workers at a heavily guarded military facility in the heart of the nation's capital. At least six people were killed.
    
One of the gunmen was dead, and police were searching for two other men believed to have joined in the attack at the Washington Navy Yard. The suspects were reportedly dressed in military-style clothing, including one who had on a beret.
    
In all, more than a dozen people were shot, at least half of them fatally. It was not immediately clear whether that number included the dead gunman.
    
The attack unfolded just a short distance from the White House and the U.S. Capitol at a former shipyard that is one of the Navy's oldest shore facilities.
    
The building that was targeted was the military's headquarters for Naval Sea Systems Command, which buys, builds and maintains ships, submarines and combat systems. About 3,000 people work at the headquarters, many of them civilians.
    
Witnesses described a gunman opening fire from a fourth-floor overlook, aiming down on people in the first-floor cafeteria. Others said a gunman fired at them in a third-floor hallway.
    
It was not clear whether the witnesses on different floors were describing the same gunman.
    
As emergency vehicles and law enforcement officers flooded streets around the complex, a helicopter hovered overhead, nearby schools were locked down and airplanes at nearby Reagan National Airport were briefly grounded so they would not interfere with law-enforcement choppers. Less than 2 miles away, security was beefed up at the Capitol and other federal buildings, but officials said there was no known threat.
    
President Barack Obama mourned yet another mass shooting in the U.S. that he said took the lives of American patriots. Obama promised to make sure "whoever carried out this cowardly act is held responsible."
    
Two Navy officials confirmed at least six people had died. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk about the situation publicly.
    
Todd Brundidge, an executive assistant with Navy Sea Systems Command, said he and other co-workers encountered a gunman in a long hallway on the third floor. The gunman was wearing all blue, he said.
    
"He just turned and started firing," Brundidge said.
    
Terrie Durham, an executive assistant with the same agency, said she also saw the gunman firing toward her and Brundidge.
    
"He aimed high and missed," she said. "He said nothing. As soon as I realized he was shooting, we just said, 'Get out of the building.'"
    
Rick Mason, a civilian program-management analyst for the Navy, said a gunman was shooting from the overlook in the hallway outside his office.
    
Shortly after the gunfire, Mason said, someone on an overhead speaker told workers to seek shelter and later to head for the gates at the complex.
    
Patricia Ward, a logistics-management specialist, said she was in the cafeteria getting breakfast.
    
"It was three gunshots straight in a row - pop, pop, pop. Three seconds later, it was pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, so it was like about a total of seven gunshots, and we just started running," Ward told reporters several blocks away from the Navy Yard.
    
Ward said security officers started directing people out of the building with guns drawn.
    
One person died at George Washington University Hospital of a single gunshot wound to the left temple, said Dr. Babak Sarani, director of trauma and acute care surgery. A police officer and two civilian women were in critical condition at Washington Hospital Center, said Janis Orlowski, the hospital's chief operating officer.
    
Orlowski said the police officer was in the operating room with gunshot wounds to the legs. One woman had a gunshot wound to the shoulder. The other had gunshot wounds to the head and hand.
    
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. Only security personnel were allowed to be armed on the campus.
    
The Navy Yard has three gates, according to its website. One is open around the clock and must be used by visitors. A second gate is only for military and civilian Defense Department employees. The other gate is for bus traffic.
    
The Navy Yard is part of a fast-growing neighborhood on the banks of the Anacostia River in southeast Washington, just blocks from the Nationals Park baseball stadium.
  

UPDATE: At least 12 people have been killed after a deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. Keep checking back to KHQ.com for updates.

6 dead in shooting, police look for 2 other possible gunmen
    
WASHINGTON (AP) - Police in Washington, D.C., are looking for two other possible gunmen, after a shooting today at the Washington Navy Yard that left six people dead.
    
Officials say at least four others were wounded, including a law enforcement officer. Police say a third gunman has died, though they're not saying how.
    
Witnesses describe a gunman opening fire from the fourth floor, aiming down at people in a first-floor cafeteria. Others say a gunman fired at them in a third-floor hallway. It's not clear whether they're describing the same shooter.
    
Police say the two other potential gunmen were wearing military-style uniforms, including one who was wearing a beret. The police chief says one of them had a long gun, and the other was also armed.
    
The shooting prompted nearby schools to be put on lockdown. And planes at Reagan National Airport were briefly grounded so they wouldn't interfere with police helicopters. Less than two miles away, security was beefed up at the U.S. Capitol, but police said there was no known threat there.
    
About 3,000 people work at the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters. It builds, buys and maintains the Navy's ships and submarines and its combat systems.
    

Witnesses describe gunfire at Navy Yard
    
WASHINGTON (AP) - A man who works at the Washington Navy Yard says he and some co-workers encountered a gunman this morning in a long third-floor hallway of the building where they work. Todd Brundige says the man "just turned and started firing."
    
Co-worker Terrie Durham says the gunman fired toward her and Brundige, but that he "aimed high and missed." She says the gunman said nothing.
    
Rick Mason, who's a civilian working for the U.S. Navy, says a gunman was shooting from a fourth-floor overlook in the hallway outside his office, aiming down at people in the building's cafeteria. He says he could hear the shots, but couldn't see the gunman.
    
Shortly after the gunfire, he says someone on an overhead speaker told workers to seek shelter -- and later, to head for the gates at the complex.
    
Patricia Ward says she was in the cafeteria when the shooting began. She says she heard three gunshots in a row, followed by several more. She says, "We just started running." Security officers were directing people out of the building, with guns drawn.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Authorities say they are looking for two additional suspects in the shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard.
    
District of Columbia Police Chief Cathy Lanier says witnesses reported seeing two additional gunmen, both dressed in military-style clothing.
    
Lanier says one police officer was wounded in an exchange of gunfire with a shooter. She says one shooter has been killed.
    
Two Navy officials say at least six people were killed in the rampage.
    
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray said at a Monday news conference four people were wounded and taken to hospitals.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is mourning what he called "yet another mass shooting" in the United States that he says took the life of American patriots.
    
Obama promised to make sure, quote, "whoever carried out this cowardly act is held responsible."
    
He said several people were shot Monday morning at the Washington Navy Yard about 3 1/2 miles from the White House, and some were killed.
    
He said the victims were "courageous Americans" who knew about the risks of serving overseas, but wouldn't have expected such "unimaginable violence" at home.
    
The White House says the president has been receiving frequent briefings about the unfolding situation by senior aides.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Navy officials say at least six people have died in a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.
    
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity on Monday because they were not authorized to discuss the situation publicly.
    
A Defense Department official and a federal law enforcement official have said a shooter had died, though it was not immediately clear how.
    
Police are also looking into the possibility of a second shooter.
    
As many as 10 were wounded.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Officials say at least one shooter has died at the Washington Navy Yard, where several people were killed and as many as 10 were wounded.
    
A federal law enforcement official and a Defense Department official said Monday morning that a shooter had died. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation.
    
Two other officials have said they are looking into the possibility of a second shooter at the Navy Yard.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Two officials say police are looking into the possibility of a second shooter at the Washington Navy Yard where several people were killed.
    
A Defense Department official and a law enforcement official spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because they were not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation.
    
At least one gunman opened fire inside the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters, where about 3,000 people work just miles from the Capitol.
    
Among the wounded was a D.C. police officer, according to a law enforcement official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A Defense Department official says several people have been killed and as many as 10 have been wounded in a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the official was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.
    
The official also says the shooter is "contained" but not yet in custody.
    
Earlier in the day, the U.S. Navy said it was searching for an active shooter at the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters, where about 3,000 people work.
    
The exact number of people killed and the conditions of those wounded was not immediately known.

FROM THE US NAVY:

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Several people were injured and there are reports of fatalities in a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard Sept. 16.

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).

Emergency personnel remain on scene and a "shelter in place" order has been issued for Navy Yard personnel.

This release will be updated as new information is confirmed.

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.

TWEET FROM THE NAVY: #BREAKING: #USNavy confirms several injuries with reports of fatalities at #NavyYardShooting. More to follow.

BREAKING UPDATE: FAA has grounded all flights at National Airport in D.C. due to Navy Yard incident.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is getting frequent briefings on a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.
    
The White House says the president had several briefings about the unfolding situation by senior aides.
    
The Navy says shots were fired Monday morning at the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters, where about 3,000 people work. The Navy reports several people were injured.
    
The White House says Obama directed his team to stay in touch with the Navy, FBI and local officials.

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The Navy says several people have been injured in a shooting at a building at the Washington Navy Yard. Authorities are still looking for the shooter.
    
Officials say the shots were fired at around 8:20 this morning at the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters, where about 3,000 people work.
    
Police and federal agents are on the scene. Ambulances are parked outside the building, and streets in the area are closed. Flights at Reagan National Airport have been 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.

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NBCNEWS.COM - As many as seven people were shot - two of them police officers - on the grounds of the Washington Navy Yard Monday morning, and the shooter has not yet been apprehended, authorities confirmed.

One of those shot was a D.C. police officer, reported NBC News' Pete Williams.

The U.S. Navy says three shots were fired at 8:20 a.m. 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 an U.S. base security officer.

Authorities say a base police officer also was seriously injured.

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 shots continued to ring out through the morning, including a volley that Tull reported at about 9:20 a.m.

News4's Jackie Benson said the suspect is inside a military building and is armed with a rifle and possibly a shotgun.

Authorities say this a lone gunman.

Emergency personnel converged on the scene, "and a shelter in place order has been issued for Navy Yard personnel," the Navy said. Among the responders was a federal SWAT unit.

The 11th Street Bridge and roads in the area are closed.

Metro has also reopened New Jersey Avenue entrance at the Navy Yard station.

The Navy Yard is located in southeast Washington on the Anacostia River. The Navy says 3,000 people work inside the building.

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NBCNEWS.COM - As many as three people have been shot - including a law enforcement officer - in an ongoing active shooter situation on the grounds of the Washington Navy Yard, authorities confirmed.

The U.S. Navy says three shots were fired at 8:20 a.m. inside Building #197 at the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters, 1336 Isaac Hull Ave. in the Southeast section of the District. News4 reporters were told two people were shot, one of which is a woman, reported News4's Jackie Benson.

One victim was reported to be on the roof of a building, reported News4's Tony Tull.

Around 9:20 a.m., Tull reported that more shots had been fired, and a law enforcement officer had been shot in both legs.

The Navy also confirmed there is at least one injury, though that number may be incomplete. 

Benson said the suspect is inside a military building and is armed with a rifle and possibly a shotgun.

The D.C. Firefighter Union says a victim was found at New Jersey Avenue and M Street in southeast Washington.

Authorities say this a lone gunman.

Emergency personnel converged on the scene, "and a shelter in place order has been issued for Navy Yard personnel," the Navy said. Among the responders was a federal SWAT unit.

The Navy Yard is located in southeast Washington on the Anacostia River. The Navy says 3,000 people work inside the building.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Navy says one person is injured after a shooting at a Navy building in Washington.
    
Police and emergency crews gathered Monday morning outside the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building, where the shooting was reported.
    
The Navy says three shots were fired and that about 3,000 people work in the building. People inside the building have been directed to stay in place.
    
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.
    
Police from multiple local and federal agencies were responding along with SWAT crews.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - D.C. police and the FBI say there's a report of a shooter inside a military building at the Washington Navy Yard.
    
Police are responding to reports of shots fired, and an FBI spokeswoman says there's at least one victim.
    
The U.S. Navy also confirmed on Twitter that they're looking for a gunman.
    
The Washington Navy Yard says on its website that it's the Navy's oldest shore establishment. It's home to the chief of Naval Operations and is also headquarters for the Naval Historical Center and numerous naval commands.

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