Sept. 16 - President Barack Obama said the nation was ''confronting another mass shooting,'' in response to a shooting rampage at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington D.C. on Monday. Mana Rabiee reports.
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Washington D.C. began its work week with the unimaginable.
A shooting rampage inside the U.S. Navy Yard, where police believe at least one gunman killed at least eleven people and wounded several others.
President Obama had this response.
SOUNDBITE: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYING:
"We're confronting yet another mass shooting…These are men and women who were going to work, doing their job, protecting all of us. And they know the dangers of serving abroad, but today they face the unimaginable violence that they wouldn't have expected here at home."
Washington, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said one suspected shooter was dead.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) WASHINGTON D.C. METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPART CHIEF OF POLICE CATHY LANIER SAYING:
"Right now we're continuing at least 12 fatalities. We have a few additional folks that were injured. They were not fatally injured."
Earlier, an eyewitness described the harrowing moments the shooting began.
SOUNDBITE: NAVY COMMANDER TIM JIRUS, EYEWITNESS, SAYING:
"There was an individual who came from the building behind us and was talking to me and basically saying there's a shooter in your building, then I heard two more shots one of them hit him , he went down in front of me and I took off from there." (edit) "He was shot in the head, and it did not look like he made it, so I ran from there."
Officials had no immediate motive for the shooting.
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