NBC Washington reports that the Metropolitan Police Department has confirmed that at least 10 people have been shot, including a base security guard and a D.C. police officer.
The shooting started at about 8:20 a.m. at the headquarters of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).
More than 3,000 people work in the building.
From WUSA 9:
Police are looking for the shooter. He is described as a black male with a dark complexion, approximately 5’10” to 6 feet tall, 170 pound with a black shirt and black hat. He is believed to be barricaded somewhere and have multiple guns.
Area schools have been locked down and residents have been told to stay in their homes.
Naval Sea Systems Command is the largest of the Navy’s five system commands, accounting for a quarter of the Navy’s budget, and is in charge of buying and maintaining Navy ships, submarines, and combat systems.
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More to come as details become available.
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