CNN is reporting that a man with a “large” shotgun has opened fire inside the U.S. Navy Yard, which is a secure facility in Washington, D.C. on the southwest side of the city, and there are people injured. The specific location is the “Naval Sea System Command HQ,” which is a supposedly secure facility which handles classified information. FYI, according to the NISPOM, no firearms are allowed within a secure environment unless possessed by a law enforcement officer. In other words, this is the most secure gun-free zone that has ever been setup. And yet, that doesn’t seemed to have stopped this shooter from carrying out his attack.
[UPDATE 10:25 Eastern] NBC is saying that 12 people were shot, of which 4 were killed in the attack. Reports are coming in that it may have been an AR-15 instead of a shotgun, but take that with a grain of salt. Reports also seem to indicate that the attacker has either been killed or captured at this time.