DC police chief said 12 were killed after a shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington. One shooter, identified as Aaron Alexis, was killed, others may still be at large.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A hospital official says a police officer and two civilians wounded in the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard are expected to survive.
The shooting rampage left at least 12 people dead.
But the three being treated at Washington Hospital Center are expected to survive. Janis Orlowski, the hospital’s chief operating officer, detailed their injuries at a Monday afternoon news conference.
The police officer was still in surgery to treat gunshot wounds to his lower extremities, though Orlowski says he is expected to make a good recovery.
A second victim has a shoulder wound and also is expected to recover.
Orlowski says the third victim being treated at the hospital was shot in the head, but the bullet did not penetrate her skull.
UPDATE: 9/16/13 4:15 PM ET
All three injured are in stable condition
At a press conference, Janis Orlowski, the chief medical officer for Washington Hospital Center, said all the three injured were expected to make full recoveries and were in stable condition.
She said one of the three was a police officer and the other two were civilians. Two of the injured were in surgery, while the third “very lucky” victim was only grazed by a bullet and was receiving treatment at the hospital.
She said none of the fatalities from the shooting were brought to the hospital.
A shooting at the US Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., Monday morning resulted in several injured, according to media reports.
NBC News cited a “senior Navy official” saying as many as a dozen people were injured and four were killed in the shooting. However, NBC stressed that this was an initial report that had not yet been confirmed, cautioning that the “numbers are going to fluctuate.”
The Washington Post also reported four killed and said police were looking for possibly two shooters.
The Associated Press cited a defense official saying “several killed” and as many as 10 wounded.
“Several people were injured and there are reports of fatalities in a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard Sept. 16.,” the Navy said in a statement Monday morning.
Ed Buclatin, the director of public affairs at the Navy Installations Command in D.C., tweeted this:
— Ed Buclatin (@EdBuclatin) September 16, 2013
The Navy said that police had entered building number 197 in search of the shooter. The Navy said at least three shots were fired at 8:20 a.m. in the headquarters building of the Naval Sea Systems Command.
— Tim Hogan (@timjhogan) September 16, 2013
The White House issued a statement on the situation:
“The President has been briefed several times about the unfolding situation at the Washington Navy Yard by Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco and Deputy Chief of Staff Alyssa Mastromanaco. The President directed his team to stay in touch with our federal partners, including the Navy and FBI, as well as the local officials. We urge citizens to listen to the authorities and follow directions from the first responders on site.”
About 3,000 people work at the headquarters, which is responsible for building and buying US warships and combat systems, the navy said.
The mayor of D.C. tweeted:
If you live or work in Navy Yard area, please shelter in place until situation is cleared.
— Vincent C. Gray (@mayorvincegray) September 16, 2013
Outside the Navy Yard shooting.. pic.twitter.com/dqXcixaXLI
— Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) September 16, 2013
Photo: Helicopter pulls what appears to be shooting victim up as it hovers over roof on Navy Yard campus (Reuters) pic.twitter.com/vlkj9gZcig
— Jared Keller (@jaredbkeller) September 16, 2013
This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.
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