No shooting at Navy Yard

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) – A report of possible gunshots at the Navy Yard triggered a massive law enforcement response in the area Thursday morning, where no evidence of a shooter or shooting were found.

Just after 7:29 a.m., an official at the Navy Yard called D.C. police for assistance after someone reported hearing gunshots. A Navy Yard employee had reported internally that “she may have heard gunshots in the facility,” D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said.

Multiple agencies, including the Metropolitan Police Department, the FBI, U.S. Park Police, Homeland Security and the ATF responded.

Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier said a sweep of the Navy Yard showed “no signs of a shooter, no shooting and no injured,” She said authorities do not believe it was a hoax.


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