Orlowski said the police officer was in the operating room with gunshot wounds to the legs. A woman had a gunshot wound to the shoulder and the other had gunshot wounds to the head and hand.
District of Columbia schools officials said 12 public and charter schools and one administrative building in the vicinity of the Navy Yard were placed on lockdown. The action was taken out an abundance of caution, schools spokeswoman Melissa Salmanowitz said.
The Homeland Security Department said security was stepped up at federal buildings in Washington as a precaution in the wake of the shooting. 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. Only security personnel were allowed to be armed on the campus. The Navy Yard has three gates, according to its website. One is open 24/7, and must be used by visitors. A second gate is only for military and civilian Defense Department employees and the other is for bus traffic. The Navy Yard is part of a fast-growing neighborhood on the banks of the Anacostia River in southeast Washington, just blocks from Nationals Park. ——— Associated Press writers Lolita C. Baldor, Jesse Holland, Stacy A. Anderson and Ben Nuckols in Washington contributed to this report.