Shooting at Washington Navy Yard, several killed

Updated: September 16, 2013 20:15 IST

Several people were killed and as many as 10 wounded today in a shooting at a building at the Washington Navy Yard.

Shooting at Washington Navy Yard, several killed
An unidentified gunman opened fire at the US Navy Yard in Washington on Monday and wounded several people including two police officers, officials reported.
Shooting at Washington Navy Yard, several killed
Police and FBI agents descended on the area in force as helicopters buzzed overhead, amid reports the shooter was armed with an assault rifle and was on the loose in the complex.
Shooting at Washington Navy Yard, several killed
At one point a police helicopter hovering over the complex lowered a man down by rope into the compound.
Shooting at Washington Navy Yard, several killed
Security agents have rushed to scene of firing. In this photo a cop is seen taking position behind one of the several vehicles that have converged on the site.
Shooting at Washington Navy Yard, several killed
Snipers take their positions on the roof of a building at the Navy Yard complex where the shooting took place.
Shooting at Washington Navy Yard, several killed
Armed ATF agents stage on the 11th Street Bridge adjacent to the Navy Yard complex where the shooting took place.
Shooting at Washington Navy Yard, several killed
Police blocked off intersections around the Navy Yard as military troops in uniform stood guard at street corners.
Shooting at Washington Navy Yard, several killed
Schools in the area were on lockdown as a precaution and flights out of the nearby Reagan National Airport were delayed.

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