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WASHINGTON – As many as 12 people were killed at the Washington Navy Yard on early Monday morning after a gunman opened fire on workers streaming in to start their day, Washington officials said. The suspected gunman also died in the incident at the Naval Sea Systems Command building.
A law enforcement official told CBS News’ Pat Milton the suspected shooter apparently had a handgun, an AR-15 assault rifle, and a shotgun with him and was wearing dark blue clothing.
“We are confronting yet another mass shooting,” President Obama said today during remarks that were intended to address the financial crisis. “And today it happened on a military installation in our nation’s capital.”
Washington Police Chief Cathy Lanier said they were looking for two other possible gunmen wearing military-style uniforms, although she said this was more out of an abundance of caution than a certainty they were involved in the incident. Lanier said she didn’t think the other gunmen were part of the military. Lanier said one of the suspects they’re searching for is a white male between 40-50 years of age wearing what appears to be a tan naval-style uniform and a beret. The other is a black male, 40 to 50 years old, wearing an olive, military-style uniform, of medium complexion with graying sideburns. There is no indication of any motive.
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