(CNN) — Two suspected shooters “are down” at the Washington Navy Yard, according to Ed Zeigler, director of Public Affairs for Naval District Washington. Zeigler was not able to confirm whether the suspected gunmen had been taken into custody or killed.
“Multiple” people have been killed in the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, Zeigler told CNN’s Dan Merica.
A gunman dressed in all black fired shots Monday inside the U.S. Navy Yard, injuring at least 10 people, according to the Navy and a Washington police spokesman.
“We believe there has been loss of life and several injuries,” Pentagon spokesman George Little said. The Navy tweeted there are “several confirmed injuries with reports of fatalities.”
An “active shooter” remained inside the building, the Navy said.
Helicopters hovered overhead as police with riot and SWAT team gear swarmed the scene. In one chopper, there appeared to be a police sniper peering out, with a scope at the ready.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives sent a team of about 20 special agents to the scene, a law enforcement official said. The team was the same group that helped apprehend Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the official said.