Shooting at Washington Shipyard

Reply Mon 16 Sep, 2013 11:17 am
At least seven people are dead after as many as three shooters dressed in military style uniforms opened fire in a rampage at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, police said, spreading fear and chaos across the region as authorities tried to contain the incident.

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said in a mid-day news conference that one of the suspected shooters is dead, while authorities are looking for two other suspects wearing green and tan military style clothing.

Nats players have been told to stay away from ballpark. No word on status of game tonight.

Navy officer who escaped says a civilian worker he was talking to was fatally shot right next to him.

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

Lanier described one as a white male wearing what appeared to be a khaki tan military uniform and a beret, and carrying a handgun. She said police also are looking for a black man, about 50, wearing an olive military-style uniform, and possessing a “long gun.”

Police are asking anyone with information on these two people to call 202-727-9099.

Authorities have confirmed at least seven fatalities, including the shooter. The dead shooter had an assault rifle and a handgun, two law enforcement officials said. One said he also had a shotgun.

At least two police officers were among those shot. Police on the scene said one is a D.C. Metropolitan Police officer who was shot twice in the leg and was evacuated to a hospital. Lanier said he was in stable condition after engaging the shooter with gunfire. The other was a base officer. The D.C. officer, a male, was conscious at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and his chances for survival were good, hospital officials said.

Janis Orlowski, the chief medical officer at Washington Hospital Center, said three victims in all were brought to the center, all in critical condition but alert, responsive and able to talk with doctors. The victims were also able to speak briefly to law enforcement officers before undergoing surgery or treatment, she said.

The other two victims at the hospital were female civilians, Orlowski said at a press conference. All are likely to survive.

Ten public and charter schools and a public school administration building in the District were placed on lockdown as a precaution, and flights out of Reagan National Airport were briefly halted, causing delays even after they began departing again.

Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, the chief of Naval Operations, was evacuated from his residence at the Navy Yard complex shortly after the first report of shots fired, Navy officials said.

Greenert, a four-star admiral and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was safely evacuated to the Pentagon along with his wife, Darleen, said Cmdr. Ryan Perry, a Navy spokesman.

The U.S. Navy said that three shots were fired around 8:20 a.m. at Building 197, where about 3,000 people work.

Rick Mason, a program management analyst who is a civilian with the U.S. Navy, told the Associated Press that a gunman was shooting from a fourth floor overlook in the hallway outside his office. He said the gunman was aiming at people in the building’s first floor cafeteria.

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Reply Mon 16 Sep, 2013 11:18 am

I have not caught up on the news yet.
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Reply Mon 16 Sep, 2013 12:27 pm
The last count I saw is twelve.
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Reply Mon 16 Sep, 2013 12:34 pm
Thoughts and prayers for the victims.
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Reply Mon 16 Sep, 2013 02:21 pm

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Navy Yard shooter who died after Monday's rampage has been identified as Aaron Alexis. He was a 34-year-old man from Fort Worth, according to CBS News.
Police are still hunting for a second possible attacker who may have been disguised in a military-style uniform, police said. A third man has been found and cleared.
At least 12 people were killed in an attack on office workers at the heavily secured military installation in the heart of the nation’s capital, authorities said.
It was not immediately clear whether the number of dead included the gunman.
Investigators said they had not established a motive for the shooting rampage, which unfolded less than four miles from the White House. As for whether it may have been a terrorist attack, Mayor Vincent Gray said: "We don’t have any reason to think that at this stage."
The FBI took charge of the investigation.
Reply Mon 16 Sep, 2013 03:23 pm
I hqve two engineers who are working on a research demo project at the DC Navy Yard (We have a temp office near LenFant Plaza). I called them and their lines are totally overloaded.

Ive been told by their wives that they are OK but everything is kind of on a lock down as there seems to be another potential hooter?
I dodnt hear about that up here.
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Reply Mon 16 Sep, 2013 03:27 pm
The main shooter is apparently dead. A second person was held just temporarily. They are still searching for a third man.
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Reply Mon 16 Sep, 2013 04:59 pm

Just got an alert: Someone with a strange sense of humor just threw a string of firecrackers over the fence at the White House.
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Reply Mon 16 Sep, 2013 05:24 pm
Another disturbed individual, with access to these weapons. ****.
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Reply Mon 16 Sep, 2013 05:57 pm
Here we go again.
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Reply Mon 16 Sep, 2013 05:59 pm
**** you, Bill. Go **** on another thread.
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Reply Tue 17 Sep, 2013 05:10 am
I beg anybody who posts here to ignore Bill and his kind.
Reply Tue 17 Sep, 2013 05:31 am
Could you pull out your thermometre and tell us whether they are cold enough to start the discussion now?
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Reply Tue 17 Sep, 2013 06:01 am

The Associated Press
BREAKING: AP sources: Navy yard gunman was treated by US for serious mental illness, 'hearing voices.'
Reply Tue 17 Sep, 2013 06:22 am
A U.S. Navy official sent the following information concerning the Navy Yard suspect to reporters: Alexis enlisted on May 5, 2007, and achieved a rank of aviation electrician’s mate 3rd class. He first reported to recruit training command in Great Lakes, Ill., that May. From there, he received professional training and was detailed to the commander at the logistics support wing fleet in January 2008. He served at the logistics support squadron in Fort Worth from February 2008 through January 2011, at which point he was reportedly discharged for the 2010 gun incident. Along the way, Alexis won two awards: a National Defense Service Medal and a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

Navy Yard Shooting Suspect Aaron Alexis: Scant Biographical Details Emerge

A lot more of the shooting incidents above.

I am sorry for the victims and the victims families. On so many levels, this is a tragedy.
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Reply Tue 17 Sep, 2013 07:50 am
Here we go again: Alex Jones Alexander Emerick "Alex" Jones (Republican) is an American radio host, author, conspiracy theorist and documentary filmmaker. Jones has suggested that the government was behind the Boston Marathon bombing and the Newtown massacre, so of course he's applying the same theory to today's tragic Washington Navy Yard shooting.

Alex Jones: Navy Yard Shooting May Be False Flag Attack
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