Washington DC Navy shooting leaves 13 dead

A trio of gunmen opened fire at the US Navy Yard in Washington DC, USA, on Monday, killing at least twelve people and wounding many more. One of the shooters was killed, while two other suspects are still at large. Police and FBI agents descended on the scene in force in a bid to stem the fatalities and find the gunmen.
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People come out from a bulding with their hands up after a shooting happened at the Washington Navy Yard September 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. Police believe there to be as many as two shooters who killed several people and wounded others in an incident that put parts of the city on lockdown. (Getty Images)
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A police officer inspects vehicles with his canine at a parking lot outside the Washington Navy Yard as he responds to a shooting September 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. Police believe there to be two shooters who killed several people and wounded others in an incident that put parts of the city on lockdown. (Getty Images)
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Brittany Carter, of Bowie, MD., (L) Jibri Johnson, of Landon, MD., (C) and Bryan Beard of Washington D.C. hold candles in remembrance of people affected by gun violence during a vigil at Freedom Plaza on September 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. The vigil, during which organizers called for stricter gun laws, was in remembrance of the 12 victims killed in a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard earlier in the day. (Getty Images)
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Emergency vehicles and law enforcement personnel respond to a reported shooting at an entrance to the Washington Navy Yard September 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. According to the latest news report, several people were shot with the shooter still possibly active. (Getty Images)
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Brittany Carter, of Bowie, MD., (L) and Jibri Johnson, of Landon, MD., hold candles in remembrance of people affected by gun violence during a vigil at Freedom Plaza on September 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. The vigil, during which organizers called for stricter gun laws, was in remembrance of the 12 victims killed in a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard earlier in the day. (Getty Images)
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People run to take shelter on Pennsylvania Avenue after reports of the sounds of shots in front of the White House September 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. A man was tackled after allegedly throwing lit firecrackers over the White House fence, according to published reports. A gunman killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard today, according to recent published reports. (Getty Images)
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Law enforcement officers detain a man over reports of the sounds of shots in front of the White House September 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. A man was tackled by police after allegedly throwing lit firecrackers over the White House fence, according to published reports. A gunman killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard today, according to recent published reports. (Getty Images)
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Women embrace while reuniting at a gathering point for family members of Navy Yard employees that was set up inside Nationals Park in the wake of the shooting September 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. Police believe at least one gunman shot and killed at least 12 people and wounded others in an incident that put parts of the city on lockdown. (Getty Images)
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Law enforcement personnel respond to a reported shooting at the Washington Navy Yard September 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. Police believe there to be two shooters who killed several people and wounded others in an incident that put parts of the city on lockdown. (Getty Images)
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The US flag is shown lowered to half-staff at the White House September 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. A gunman opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard today, killing 12 people, according to published reports. The gunman was killed as well. (Getty Images)
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Police work as they investigate a shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC, September 16, 2013. A shooting rampage Monday at a US naval base in the heart of Washington claimed at least 13 lives, including the unidentified gunman, while another possible suspect was still at large, police said. The shooting sparked a massive show of force as police and federal agents surrounded the Navy Yard, cordoning off streets only blocks from the US Capitol, home of Congress. US officials gave no indication of any link to terrorism while police said the motive for the attack on the naval installation was unknown. 'At this hour, it appears that we have at least 12 fatalities,' Washington DC police chief Cathy Lanier told a press conference. (AFP/Getty Images)

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