4 dead, 2 shooters down in Washington Navy Yard shooting – US Navy
2013 09 16

From: RT

Two suspected gunmen responsible for the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard in Southeast D.C. are "down", US Navy officials report. Four people were killed and eight others, including two police officers, wounded during an attack early on Monday.

ABC Channel 7 reports different data on the number of casualties, citing two police sources, claiming that up to 8 people were killed.

Meanwhile, News 4 reports that two sources within the law enforcement agencies say that both “downed” gunmen were killed by the police.

The spokeswoman for the MedStar Washington Hospital Center said that it has received three gunshot victims from the Navy Yard.

A male police officer and two civilian women are in critical conditions, but have “very good” chances for survival. The victims said that shots from semi-automatic guns were fired at them, the she added.

After going on a rampage, the the gunmen have reportedly barricaded themselves in one of the Navy Yard’s facilities where they were cornered by the police.

Police have closed South Capitol and M streets due to the incident.

The shooting happened inside the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters (NAVSEA) building, the Navy said in a statement.

It’s the largest of the Navy’s five system commands. It engineers, builds, buys and maintains ships, submarines and combat systems that meet the Fleet’s current and future operational requirements.

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