DC Mayor Vincent Gray emerged at 2pm Monday to report that there have been 12 fatalities so far as a result of Monday morning's shooting at the NAVSEA headquarters in the Navy Yard in Southeast Washington, DC. The number of fatalities was not confirmed until Mayor Gray's announcement, and until now reports have varied widely.
At least one police officer was injured by gunfire. Police arrived on the scene in approximately seven minutes, according to Police Chief Cathy Lanier. She reported that there is still no known motive for the shootings. She insisted that there is no reason at this time to connect the incident to terrorism. Lanier noted that the investigation has now transitioned to an FBI lead.