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Several killed, up to 10 wounded in US Navy Yard shooting

Published: 16th September 2013 08:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th September 2013 08:38 PM   |  A+A-

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A Defense Department official says several people have been killed and as many as 10 have been wounded in a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the official was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

The official also says the shooter is "contained" but not yet in custody.

Earlier in the day, the U.S. Navy said it was searching for an active shooter at the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters, where about 3,000 people work.

The exact number of people killed and the conditions of those wounded were not immediately known.

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