Active Shooter in the Navy Yard

We don’t yet know much in the way of details, but it seems there is an active shooter situation at Washington D.C.’s Navy Yard:

Several people were injured in a shooting at the Washingotn Navy Yard Sept. 16.

An active shooter was reported inside the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building (Bldg. 197) on the Washington Navy Yard at 8:20 a.m. (Eastern Time).

Emergency personnel remain on scene and a “shelter in place” order has been issued for Navy Yard personnel.

This release will be updated as new information is confirmed.

The Naval Sea Systems Command’s headquartes is the work place for about 3,000 people.

WaPo has now reported that a D.C. police officer was among the injured, and that a search for the shooter is still underway at the Navy Yard.

Keep your fingers crossed and if you are so inclined, say a prayer.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.