Three Gunmen Reportedly Attack Washington Navy Yard: Several Dead, At Least 10 Injured

Category: Media & Culture / Sep 16, 2013 11:41AM EDT

Police are reporting that at least 10 people have been shot at the U.S Navy Yard on Monday. It is alleged that three gunmen launched an attack on the Navy Base at around 8:20am. Of the injured were two law enforcement officers. Officials are reporting that emergency personnel are treating the victims; after the shooting took place in a high security venue where 3,000 people work.

Authorities are now reporting that several people died as a result of what could be a terrorist attack. Some reports suggest that the gunmen have been contained, but it has not officially been confirmed.

There were dozens of officials and emergency vehicles on the scene that surrounded the complex in southeast Washington. Officials have now shut down traffic in the area and closed 6 schools nearby and forced some to evacuate as a precaution.  The Washington Navy Yard is the largest of the Navy’s five system commands and it has a fiscal budget of almost $30 billion.

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