Posted By Laughing_Wolf • [September 16, 2013]
I'm covering this on Facebook, and want to remind everyone of the following:
Initial Reports Are Always Wrong
That said, it appears to be a multiple-shooter event. There are NO accurate numbers for wounded/killed at this time. Twitter #NavyYardShooting brings you the best and worst of coverage/discussion. The only confirmed info out right now from the Navy says that there are multiple injuries and reports of fatalities, but latter are not confirmed.
All we can do now is hold those affected in our thoughts and prayers, wait for real numbers and solid info, and hope for the best. Oh, and let idiots self-identify.
UPDATE 1356 hrs: The only solid info right now is that three wounded were transported to the hospital, and that is because the hospital confirmed it. Of the three, all were reported consious and alert. They also confirmed there are casualties, no word on number or anything else. That was a few hours ago. It appears that there was more than one shooter, but that is not confirmed. The old media has once again identified an innocent person as the shooter, and there is a LOT of bad info out there. Take anything in the media with a tun of salt for now. Is things develop will update at FB and here as I can.
UPDATE 1400: Per Navy, shelter in place order remains in effect. RPT Shelter in place order at Navy Yard remains in effect.
UPDATE 1430 Hrs: DC Mayor and Police Chief are confirming that 12 have died, police are seeking two suspects, and that FBI is taking over as lead agency for investigating the shooting. Navy has confirmed that shelter in place order remains in effect. Situation is still active.
UPDATE 1455 Hrs: As a result of the incident, the Navy has issued an "Order to Account"
for all Navy uniformed personnel, both active duty and selected Reserve,
assigned to commands in the D.C. metro area. The order also applies to
family members, Navy civilian employees, as well as, NAF and NEX
personnel. Personnel muster through the Navy Family Accountability and
Assessment System (NFAAS). To muster, visit the NFAAS website at https://navyfamily.navy.mil. You know the drill, report in.
UPDATE 1500 Hrs: White male being sought has been identified and is NOT a suspect or person of interest. Search continues for "B/M 50 yrs, w/rifle, drab olive military uniform"
UPDATE 1630 Hrs: Transcription notes from press conference. Press conference notes: additional suspect still being sought; no idea
of motive at this stage, that will be investigated, no reason to suspect
terrorism but not ruled out; additional victim has died (male); no
additional information on victims at this time; baseball game is
postponed; still active scene, please continue
to shelter in place if there/nearby; still looking for info from public
on shooting/shooter; FBI confirms Alexis is shooter, seeking info,
everything they can about him, his associates, etc.; oh sweet fluffy
lord save me from politicians near a mic; FBI dot gov will be releasing
information; 13 confirmed dead including shooter, a "dozen or more
wounded" or injured without being shot; we don't know that there's a
second gunman on the loose, but need to run down lead/info; multiple
engagements with suspect leading to final gun battle with suspect; one
of the worst things we've seen in DC. Another press conference in two hours.