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    It's the Washington Navy yard this time, for shooting rampage

    Not many details yet, but there was a shooting rampage at Washington Navy Yard this morning, as per breaking news. Some deaths, including that of one shooter. They are guessing there may be more than one shooters.

    http://www.cnn.com/

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    one of my friends lives near there and is holed up in her house.

    here is another site with up to the minute coverage:
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    I was lying on a gurney waiting for my colonoscopy this morning when I heard about this because a couple of people there had kids in schools nearby the Navy Yard and were upset.

    Oddly, I can't think of anything that isn't inflammatory to say so I'll try to just say I hope those wounded will be okay and those frightened will be comforted.
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    The shootings took place in the building where I worked until I retired a little over a year ago. I'm very worried about my former coworkers. The gunman fired at my friend Terrie but missed. http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013...t-at-them?lite
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    I would have thought that there would be extensive security at such a building that could prevent something like this. This is incredibly tragic for all those who work there and in the vicinity.
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    There is extensive security.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueRidge View Post
    I would have thought that there would be extensive security at such a building that could prevent something like this. This is incredibly tragic for all those who work there and in the vicinity.
    Could he have worked there and had security clearance? No use guessing - should wait until all is known. This is awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moto Guzzi View Post
    The shootings took place in the building where I worked until I retired a little over a year ago. I'm very worried about my former coworkers. The gunman fired at my friend Terrie but missed. http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013...t-at-them?lite
    I'm so sorry Moto. I hope your former coworkers are all safe. This is awful.

    And yes...what else is there to say anymore?

    They're saying three shooters, so it doesn't look like a disgruntled former employee who snapped. What's with these shooters thinking hurting others is going to solve their problems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFJ View Post
    Could he have worked there and had security clearance? No use guessing - should wait until all is known. This is awful.
    I don't like to speculate but that's what I wonder. You can't just walk or drive onto the Yard without the proper badge. There have been incidents where people have climbed over the wall but they were caught almost immediately.

    There are a number of security cameras and that will be a big help in piecing together the sequence of events.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anita18 View Post
    They're saying three shooters, so it doesn't look like a disgruntled former employee who snapped. What's with these shooters thinking hurting others is going to solve their problems?
    Are you sure about that? All I've read has confirmed one gunman (who was killed) and that there were two other "possible suspects" that were being looked for. The descriptions of these other two are not very specific except that both were said to be wearing "military style" attire and they supposedly were armed (one with a pistol and the other with a rifle or other type of long gun).

    ETA: That the number of persons killed has tripled since the first report of 4, which was bad enough.
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    I swear, in the space of about 15 minutes the confirmed dead jumped from 6 to 9 to 12. this is awful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anita18 View Post
    I'm so sorry Moto. I hope your former coworkers are all safe. This is awful.

    And yes...what else is there to say anymore?

    They're saying three shooters, so it doesn't look like a disgruntled former employee who snapped. What's with these shooters thinking hurting others is going to solve their problems?
    If it was just one shooter, maybe it's a disgruntled former employee. But it sounds like there was more than one shooter, and it is technically a military target, so....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moto Guzzi View Post
    The shootings took place in the building where I worked until I retired a little over a year ago. I'm very worried about my former coworkers. The gunman fired at my friend Terrie but missed. http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013...t-at-them?lite
    How awful! I am glad you were not there. Sorry for your former coworkers though. Glad to hear your friend Terrie did not get hurt. She must be so frightened though.

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    I have a friend who works down in Navy Yard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NinjaTurtles View Post
    I have a friend who works down in Navy Yard.

    (((Ninja))) I hope your friend is safe

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    News is identifying the gunman as a 34 year old government contractor from Ft. Worth, TX.

    http://www.dallasnews.com/news/local...-navy-yard.ece
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    Police are still suspecting that two other gunmen may be at large. At least two men carrying guns were identified (one white, one black). Even if one of them is dead, that leaves at least one more shooter still at large.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    Police are still suspecting that two other gunmen may be at large. At least two men carrying guns were identified (one white, one black). Even if one of them is dead, that leaves at least one more shooter still at large.
    That leaves at least one other person witnesses said they saw carrying a gun. I still have not read much reported about people who saw more than one person actually doing any shooting. There may well have been more than one person involved in this morning's shooting -- or there may just be confusion about what people saw when the shootings took place. It's definitely the best course of action for the police to not rule out the possibility that there may still be a shooter at large and to take all necessary precautions.
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