An active shooter situation on the grounds of the Navy Yard this morning has brought the Southeast Waterfront to a halt this morning. IAFF broke the news this morning shortly after 8:15am with a tweet alerting followers to the incident. As the situation developed, the US Navy confirmed the incident is ongoing. The number of injured is not fully know at this time, but is at least 5 people (including one police officer), with one victim found as far away as New Jersey Avenue SE and M St SE, which is six blocks from the Navy Yard entrance.
Workers on site are reportedly sheltering in place at this time, and some tweets are reporting the arrival of the SWAT team to search the Sea Systems Command building for the shooter.
Descriptions of the shooter, or their motivations, are not yet known.
Our thoughts are with all those near this horrific tragedy.
Update 1, 10:22am: The Navy is now saying that there are 3 shooters involved in the incident, with 12 victims, four of which are dead.