Gunman opens fire at Navy Yard in Washington; several wounded, officials say

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    A gunman shot at least seven people, including two police officers, on Monday at a Navy facility in Washington, authorities said. Naval officials said that the gunman was on the loose.


    SWAT officers swarmed the facility, the headquarters of the Naval Sea Systems Command at the Washington Navy Yard.


    A naval security guard was among those shot and was hit in both legs, U.S. military officials said. Washington city police told WRC, the NBC affiliate in Washington, that one of their officers was also among those shot. It was not clear how many of the five others were civilian and how many were military.


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    Helicopter dropped off police or military in a building and then came back to pick up what may have been a victum
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    Washington Naval Yard Building 197
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    10 wounded
    8 civilians
    1 metro officer
    1 military

    AP reporting several fatalities
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    Shooter not in custody
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    I wonder what set this guy off?
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    I thought you couldn't have weapons on a naval base?
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    Oh no.....no names released yet?
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    link
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    with someone that far gone to do this, does it really make a difference?
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    I'm more interested if this will be "workplace violence" so the families don't get benefits
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    I know, right. Anyone killed in uniform on a military base should get full benefits.
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    Not that I am aware.....
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    glad any bickering about automatic weapons hasn't come into the discussion. Shouldn't be a part of this matter since regardless of whether or not automatics were used---the issue isn't automatics----but military base security
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    Thanks! I realize it's too early.
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    ...always digging.
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    Two shooters?
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    in regard to what?????

    regardless of type of weapon used---the breakdown was in the security at that base

    no digging whatsoever---merely saying that any arguments regarding the owning of automatics by civilians is likely moot in this particular shooting....


    so how is that digging? Except maybe digging to shut down a moot argument before it starts.

    My comment is neither pro nor against owning of automatics by civilians.

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