DC police say one shooter is dead after a fatal attack at the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters in Washington. Authorities are searching for two other men suspected of carrying out the shooting that killed at least four people and wounded at least six others. The news is evolving. This blog presents what is confirmed. Refresh page for updates.
1:33 pm DC Fire Department calls many units home:
1:13 pm DC school officials raise number of schools on lockdown from six to eight as authorities search for two suspected shooters.
12:32 pm U.S. President Barack Obama addresses press:
I've been briefed by my team. We still don't know all the facts but we do know that several people have been shot and some have been killed.
We are confronting yet another mass shooting, and today it happened on a military installation in our nation's capital.It's a shooting that targeted military and cilvilian personnel. These were men and women going to work, doing their job. They were protecting all of us. They were patriots and they know the dangers of serving abroad ... but today they faced the unimaginable violence that they wouldn't have expected here at home.I want the investigation to be seamless so that federal and local authorities are working together and as this investigation moves forward we will do everything we can to make sure whoever carried out this cowardly act is held responsible.We stand with the families of those who have been harmed. They're going to need our love and support.
12:16 pm DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier and Mayor Vincent Gray press conference:
BREAKING: One shooter dead. Authorities are searching for two other suspected shooters. [[[[[[Suspects are believed to be wearing military-style uniforms but Chief Lanier says there is no reason to believe they are military personnel.]]]]]]Police Chief Cathy Lanier: Still very preliminary. Still a lot of work to be done. Will be doing another briefing in next two hours. Initial call for shooting came in shortly after 8:15 am. Units on the scene within 7 minutes of first call coming in. Multiple shooter teams from Park Police, U.S. Marshalls, FBI and DC police.
One MPD officer shot in engagement with the shooter. One shooter believed involved with this is deceased. Other casualties. Multiple victims inside that are deceased. Will update once numbers are confirmed.
Potentially have two other shooters that we have not located. Not confirmed, but one shooter is a white male last seen around 8:35 am in a khaki, tan military uniform, short-sleeve with a beret hat, appeared like a Navy uniform. Last seen with a handgun.
Looking for another black male, approximately 50 years of age, who may have been in posession of long gun. Wearing olive drab, possible military-style uniform.
No reason to believe the suspects are military personnel but we do believe they are wearing military-style uniforms.
[ED NOTES:THIS COULD BE A MUTINY OR ANOTHER STAGED MANUFACTURED CRISIS,WELL SEE SOON ENOUGH AS EVENTS CONTINUE TO UNFOLD..