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Shooter on loose at Washington Navy Yard; victims reported

An ambulance responds to the scene of a shooting at the Washington, DC, Navy Yard. (Source: WJLA/CNN) An ambulance responds to the scene of a shooting at the Washington, DC, Navy Yard. (Source: WJLA/CNN)
WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) -

The U.S.  Navy confirmed reports there is an active shooter situation at the Washington Navy Yard.

The U.S. Navy's official account tweeted three shots had been fired at around 8:20 a.m. ET in the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters, building 197.FOX 5 DC stated on Twitter that there had been multiple victims.

"There is one confirmed injury," according to a statement from the Navy. "Emergency personnel are on scene and a 'shelter in place' order has been issued for Navy Yard personnel."

Police, fire, ambulance and Emergency Response Team vehicles responded to the scene. The Naval Sea Systems Command's headquarters is the work place for about 3,000 people, according to the statement.

The organization is comprised of command staff, headquarters directorates, affiliated program executive offices and field activities. it is responsible for engineering, building, buying and maintaining ships, submarines and combat systems for the Naval fleet's operational requirements.

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