BREAKING: Shooting in Washington D.C. at US Navy Facility
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According to media reports there has been a mass shooting at a Navy Facility in Washington D.C.
Preliminary reports are at least 10 people injured with an unknown number of fatalities, some reports have fatalities at 4. It is unknown if the shooter has been neutralized as of yet.
Several area schools and government installations are being placed on lockdown as a precaution.
According to CNN,
The headquarters — the workplace for about 3,000 people — is the largest of the Navy’s five system commands. It has a fiscal year budget of nearly $30 billion.
“With a force of 60,000 civilian, military and contract support personnel, NAVSEA engineers, builds, buys and maintains the Navy’s ships and submarines and their combat systems,” the Navy said.
The shooter is described as being of medium complexion, around 6 feet tall, and wearing black.
There are also unconfirmed reports via Twitter sources that there may be a second shooter, but these remain unconfirmed.
D.C. has some of the strictest gun ownership laws in the country and firearms are extremely regulated on military installations.
This is another example of a mass shooting taking place in a “gun-free” zone. That is, areas where normal citizens are not permitted to have guns.