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UPDATED ON 6: Officials: Gunman Among 13 Dead At Washington Navy Yard

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***UPDATED at 4:49 P.M. on Monday, September 16th***

Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says 13 people have died in a shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, including the gunman.

Gray said at a news conference Monday afternoon that the shooter was among the dead. Officials say the gunman has been identified as 34-year-old Aaron Alexis.

Earlier in the day, authorities had been looking for two other people who may have been involved in the shooting. One of those people has been identified and ruled out as a suspect.

However, Gray says investigators are still searching for a third individual wearing an olive-green, military-style uniform to determine if he was involved.

Gray says a motive has not yet been determined.

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***POSTED at 10:31 A.M. on Monday, September 16th***

The Navy says several people have been injured in a shooting at a building at the Washington Navy Yard. Authorities say the shooter is "contained", but not in custody.

Officials say the shots were fired at around 8:20 a.m. Monday morning at the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters, where about 3,000 people work.

Police and federal agents are on the scene. Ambulances are parked outside the building, and streets in the area are closed. Flights at Reagan National Airport have been temporarily halted.

A U.S. Park Police helicopter hovered over the building and appeared to drop a basket or a stretcher with a person onto the roof.

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.

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