At Least 12 Dead During U.S. Navy Yard Shooting Spree
KREX News Room
WASHINGTON- Authorities say a gunman opened fired on workers starting their Monday morning at a Washington, D.C. U.S. Naval Shipyard.
At least 12 people are confirmed dead at the Naval Sea Systems Command Building, including the shooter.
Investigators say the suspect had multiple firearms including a handgun, shotgun and AR-15 assault rifle.
According to CBS News, witnesses say the gunman open fired at workers from the fourth-floor to a first-floor cafeteria. Others say they were shot at in a third-floor hallway.
Officials speculate the death toll could rise due to the chaotic nature of the crime scene.
According to CBS News, President Obama spoke to the public saying, "We are confronting another mass shooting and today it happened on a military installation in our nation's capitol.
Approximately 3,000 people work at the Naval Sea Systems Command Center.