Update: At Least 12 Dead In Washington Navy Yard Shooting

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washington-navy-yard-shooting[Photos and links below, WTOP live here.] At least 12 people, including a shooter, are confirmed dead in a rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., mayor Vincent Gray said today. Officials continue to search for two “potential” additional suspects in the case, D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier said, although other officials say the evidence indicates only one gunman was involved.

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Officials said they still do not know a motive for the shooting but that they do “not have any evidence to think” that it was related to terrorism.

“We potentially have two other shooters that we have not located,” Lanier said in a brief news conference outside the gates to the sprawling base.

Lanier confirmed that one shooter had been killed, but said that police were still searching for a white male last seen about 8:35 Monday morning wearing khaki military-style clothes and a beret and carrying a handgun, and a black male about 50 years old, wearing a military-style olive, drab uniform who may have been carrying a rifle.

Lanier said though the men were wearing military-style clothes, they may not actually be members of the military. The investigation is still “very active,” she added, asking residents to stay out of the area and in their homes while police search the area.

Gray called the shooting a “horrific tragedy.”

“As far as we know, this is an isolated incident,” Gray added, saying that no other military installations appeared to have been involved.

President Obama, speaking at the White House, praised the victims as “patriots” who “know the dangers of serving abroad” but faced “unimaginable violence they wouldn’t have expected at home.” He promised that federal and local law enforcement officials would work together to investigate the shooting.

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  1. How stupid, it isn’t connected to terrorism? What, did the shooter just have a fight with 12 other people who worked there? Even if he is a single crazy person isn’t that (terror)-terrorism?

  2. This is the Muslim Terrorist attack that had us close down many Embassies and Consulates a few weeks ago. As usual, Homeland Security and its inept leaders as well as the NSA and the Blind White House misread the intelligence that they received and missed the boat once again.

  3. ” they do “not have any evidence to think” that it was related to terrorism.”

    These days you need evidence to think that it was NOT terrorism. They’ll probably just blame the lack of gun control or maybe the conservatives somehow.


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