DC police chief: one shooter dead, two potential shooters at-large
Monday, September 16, 2013 - 01:44
Sept. 16 - Briefing reporters, Washington Police Chief Cathy Lanier said one suspected shooter is dead and two others are being sought: a white man and a black man, both wearing military-style clothing. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: Briefing reporters on Monday (September 16), Washington Police Chief Cathy Lanier said one suspected shooter was dead and one Metropolitan Police Department officer had been shot while engaging with the shooter inside the U.S. Navy Yard. Two others were being sought, a white man and a black man, both in military-style clothing, she said.
Lanier said there were "multiple victims inside that are deceased."
One Navy official said that four people had died and eight others were injured, but other officials suggested caution over those numbers saying the situation was in flux.
"There was three gunshots straight in a row," said Patricia Ward, who works at the Navy Yard, describing how she first heard the gunfire while having breakfast at the headquarters building.
A few seconds later, Ward said she heard four more gunshots. Security guards rushed in and got people out as fast as they could - "'Run, run, run, they told people," Ward told reporters.
The Navy said in a statement the shooting took place at the heavily guarded headquarters, where about 3,000 people work.
The shooting hit the military establishment less than three week after U.S. Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Hasan was sentenced to death for murdering 13 people in 2009 at Fort Hood, Texas, where he gunned down unarmed soldiers in what he later called retaliation for U.S. wars in Muslim countries.
A Washington police spokesman said the first reports of shots were received at 8:36 a.m. EDT (1236 GMT).
The Navy Yard dates to the 18th century and is the oldest Navy installation. It houses a museum, the residence of the chief of naval operations and is responsible for weapons development, among other functions.
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