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U.S. Navy says reports of fatalities in Washington Navy Yard shooting

Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:18am EDT
(Reuters) - The U.S. Navy said several people were injured and there were possible fatalities in the shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington D.C. on Monday.

The Navy did not immediately provide additional details but a Washington police spokesman said earlier that five people had been shot, including a District of Columbia police officer and one other law enforcement officer.

(Reporting by Paul Thomasch; Editing by Dina Kyriakidou)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/ ... DN20130916
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Report: Multiple deaths, injuries in Navy Yard shootings
John Bacon, USA TODAY 10:39 a.m. EDT September 16, 2013

WASHINGTON -- Multiple people were killed and several more wounded when at least one gunman opened fire Monday at the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters, authorities said.

The Navy said "several" people were killed at the Navy Yard. Ed Buclatin, the public affairs chief for the Navy Installations Command, tweeted "four killed and eight injured." He also tweeted that reports of more than one shooter had not been confirmed.

Washington's Metropolitan Police Department reported that a suspect was on the loose in the building. The shooter was described as a black male with a dark complexion, approximately 5'10" to 6 feet tall, 170 pound with a black shirt and black hat. He is believed to be barricaded somewhere and have multiple guns.

The Navy day began with the Navy reporting on its Twitter feed that there was an "active shooter" at Building 197 at the Navy Yard, and that three shots had been fired at 8:20 a.m. ET. The Navy later reported deaths and injuries, but details remained fluid

Flights at nearby Washington Reagan National Airport were being disrupted, with all departures halted at the airport as of 10 a.m. ET.

The White House released a statement: "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."

The Navy Yard is located on the banks of the Anacostia River, a few blocks from the Nationals baseball stadium. It's in an urban area where the development of new parks, shops and apartments has been ongoing.

The headquarters is the workplace for about 3,000 people.

The sea systems command is responsible for engineering, building, buying and maintaining ships, submarines and combat systems for the fleet. The sea systems command is the largest of the Navy's five system commands, with an annual budget of nearly $30 billion.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nati ... g/2819543/

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September 16th, 2013, 10:45 am
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I can't believe no one is talking about this.

It was horrible, and it happened in, practically, my backyard.

My thoughts and prayers go out the survivors and the whole Navy family...


September 19th, 2013, 11:11 am
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Another Mentally ill shooter, in a gun-free zone military base, where the marines stationed there had weapons but no ammunition and the emergency response team was told to stand down. The press and politicians went wild with another AR-15 story when there was never any evidence of an AR-15.

This time it was the military who knew he was had mental issues and didn't report it to NICS. And then they wonder why he was able to get a legal gun.


September 19th, 2013, 12:03 pm
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Mentally Ill Person with Violence Issues+Gun Free Zone+Flawed System for Gun Purchase Checks=DISASTERS!!

I don't know how often it has to be said that more laws that simply make it more difficult for lawful citizens to purchase a gun won't stop things like this. Gun Free Zones are the deadliest spots in the United States when it comes to gun violence of this magnitude.

I have yet to hear of a shooting at an NRA convention.

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September 19th, 2013, 12:58 pm
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The only problem in all these cases is the reporting system that doesn't hold the failures to report responsible. No background check would find anything if the information is never reported, which it wasn't in all of these cases. Vtech was held liable in civil cases, but of course that wasn't widely reported in the media. The doctor in the Aurora case is going to be held liable and this one is the fault of the military.

Newtown rejected him to buy a gun, but when you have a parent that ignores the risk, this will happen. The background checks work, if the agencies properly pass along what they're supposed to pass along. Each person who fails to report should face manslaughter charges for every victim.


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njroar wrote:
The only problem in all these cases is the reporting system that doesn't hold the failures to report responsible. No background check would find anything if the information is never reported, which it wasn't in all of these cases. Vtech was held liable in civil cases, but of course that wasn't widely reported in the media. The doctor in the Aurora case is going to be held liable and this one is the fault of the military.

Newtown rejected him to buy a gun, but when you have a parent that ignores the risk, this will happen. The background checks work, if the agencies properly pass along what they're supposed to pass along. Each person who fails to report should face manslaughter charges for every victim.


This is the issue. The system itself is broken because some of the parts aren't working properly. If the agencies aren't doing what they should be doing in regards to reporting information, then the system can't function properly. In the case of this recent shooting, most people around this guy knew he had violence issues. But because a JUDGE didn't declare him a danger to himself or others, it doesn't get reported. That is a piss poor process to follow, that a legal expert has to make a medical decision. That's exactly why the entire Obamacare thing sucks. It leaves final decision in the hands of politicians regarding medical issues.

If a medical doctor is treating a patient like this, I can understand the doctor-patient privacy issues. That doesn't mean the doctor can't have someone else come in and review the guy and make that report. The other doctor wouldn't see him as a patient, but would be brought in simply as a consultant.

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