Navy Yard Shooting: 6 dead, 2 at large

2013-09-16 19:08
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US Navy Yard shooting

Several people have been killed when a gunman opened fire at the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters.

Washington - One gunman has been killed and up to two more may still be at large after a shooting rampage at a US Naval base in Washington that left "multiple victims" believed to be six dead on Monday, the city's police chief said.

"We have one shooter that we believe involved in this that is deceased," Washington police chief Cathy Lanier told reporters at the Naval Yard in central Washington.

"We also have other casualties. I will not give a confirmed number at this time but I would say we have multiple victims inside that are deceased. We will give updates once we have those numbers confirmed.

Lanier said that at least one police office had been wounded, and warned that the reports she had were preliminary and might change.

"The big concern for us right now is that we potentially have two other shooters that we have not located at this point," she said.

She described one potential suspect as a white man in a uniform similar to a naval uniform carrying a handgun, last seen at around 08:30 at around the time of the shooting.

"We also have a lookout potentially for another shooter involved that was a black male, approximately 50 years of age who may have been in possession of a long gun," she said.

"That person was wearing an olive drab colored military style uniform. We have no information to believe that either of those folks are military personnel but we do have information that those individuals are wearing military style uniforms."

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