Shooting on Navy Base, 6 DeadSubmitted by Redgyl on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 13:15
WASHINGTON — There were multiple fatalities Monday morning following a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, officials said. One gunman died in the shooting, and police are seeking two other possible shooters.
The Navy Yard was placed on lockdown after multiple shots were fired inside a building on the base, the U.S. Navy said. At least 10 people were injured in the shooting, including eight civilians, one Washington Metro police officer and one base officer, D.C. Metro Police said.
According to the Associated Press, six people were killed. It's unclear if that figure includes the gunman, who was shot during an exchange with the Metro officer.
"As far as we know, it's an isolated incident," D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray said.
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D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said authorities are seeking two possible suspects who may still be at-large: a white male, wearing a khaki military-style uniform, beret and carrying a handgun; and a black male, approximately 50 years old, wearing an olive military-style uniform, carrying "a long gun."
My heart goes out to all those personally affected by this.
I'm worried that this is a false flag designed to either disarm citizens or declare martial law on "homegrown terrorists."