Several killed in US Navy Yard firing incident; two shooters shot dead

Eurasia News

WASHINGTON: At least eight persons were killed and several others including two security personnel injured at the US Navy Yard in Washington on Monday morning while the officials said the two suspected gunmen responsible for the shootings were killed, Dispatch News Desk quoting US media reports said.

The incident took place at the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building in southeast Washington where the gunmen reportedly barricaded himself inside one of the building’s rooms after allegedly shooting at least eight persons and injuring several others including a District of Columbia police officer and one other law enforcement officer.

The reports said that dozens of police and emergency vehicles surrounded the complex in southeast Washington, which is about a mile south of the US Capital.