foxnews.com A gunman fired multiple shots at a Navy building in Washington, injuring at least 12 people, authorities said Monday. A D.C. police spokesman confirmed that at least 10 people, including 8 civilians and a D.C. police officer, were injured following reports of shots fired at around 8:20 a.m. at the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters in southeast Washington. Roughly 3,000 people who work inside the building have been directed to stay in place as authorities continue searching for the shooter, Navy officials said. The Washington Post reported that a D.C. police officer was among those injured. All were listed in critical condition, authorities told the newspaper. Naval Sea Systems Command is the largest of the Navy's five system commands and accounts for a quarter of the Navy's entire budget. It builds, buys and maintains the Navy's ships and submarines and their combat systems. White House officials, in a statement released shortly after the shooting, confirmed that President Obama had been briefed on the incident. "The President directed his team to stay in touch with our federal partners, including the Navy and FBI, as well as the local officials," the statement read. "We urge citizens to listen to the authorities and follow directions from the first responders on site."
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