Continually Updated: 7 Dead In Mass Shooting at Navy Yard; Doubts Over Additional Gunmen
Multiple victims shot in ‘gun free zone’
Paul Joseph Watson
September 16, 2013
At least 12 people were shot, with seven confirmed fatalities, at a Navy Yard in Washington DC. One of the gunmen is now confirmed dead.
Ed Zeigler of Naval District of Washington Public Affairs stated that two shooters were “down” after the rampage, following earlier reports that one of the gunmen had been cornered by police.
DC Police Chief Lanier says that two shooters are possibly still at large, one white man wearing a khaki Navy type uniform and another black man wearing olive drab clothes.
However, initial reports of two or even three shooters are now being questioned, with NBC reporting that there is “no hard evidence” of more than one shooter. A subsequent report states that, “The prospect of a 2nd or 3rd shooter is fading but they want to make certain…that the scene is clear.”
The Washington Post reports that there were, “as many as three shooters.”
One of the shooters has been confirmed as “a former Navy official in his 50′s whose work status recently changed.” He was apparently “disgruntled” about his job.
The incident has “no known connection to terrorism,” according to the Department of Homeland Security.
One of the gunmen was described as having a dark complexion, approx 5’10″ to 6 feet, 170 pounds and wearing black shirt & hat. He was carrying an AR-15 assault rifle.