WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 16: Snipers take their positions on the roof of a building at the Navy Yard complex where a shooting took place early this morning September 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
UPDATE: 3:50 PM EST
According to NBC, investigators have ruled out two other suspects in the Navy Yard shooting.
Aaron Alexis of Ft. Worth Texas (pictured above) was charged with discharging a firearm in 2010.
The shooter, who is now deceased, has been identified as Aaron Alexis, a 34-year-old from Texas who was just hired as a civilian contractor before the shooting.
Updated 1:14PM EST
One suspect but two others may still be at large, D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier said in a press conference. Authorities are looking for a black man and a white man in military-styled clothing.
“The big concern for us right now is that we potentially have two other shooters that we have not located at this point,” said Washington Police Chief Cathy Lanier.
President Obama also publicly spoke on the shooting:
“We will do everything in our power to make sure whoever carried out this cowardly act is held responsible,” President Barack Obama said. “We are confronting yet another mass shooting. And today it happened on a military installation in our nation’s capital.”
Updated 12:15am EST:
We are now getting reports that 1 gunman is dead, 2 other shooters potentially are at large, 10 people have been shot and multiple victims killed, at the D.C. Navy Yard where a gunman went on a shooting rampage. Police say the shooter is down, uncertain whether he has been shot.
Former FBI agent and ABC news consultant Brad Garrett says the security breach that allowed a gunman to enter a heavily guarded government building is disturbing:
Washington is just a target-rich place. I mean, bad guys, for whatever their motivation, love to attack this place. And so that’s something else I guarantee you they’re looking at is, is this just contained to the Washington Navy Yard and hopefully
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