Twitter reacts to Navy Yard Shooting

Updated
Washington Navy Yard personnel are evacuated after a gunman reportedly shot several people inside the base in Washington, September 16, 2013.
Washington Navy Yard personnel are evacuated after a gunman reportedly shot several people inside the base in Washington, September 16, 2013.
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Just before 8:30 a.m. Monday morning, a gunman unleashed fire at the D.C. Navy Yard. NBC News has identified the gunman as Aaron Alexis.

At least 12 people are dead, plus the shooter, and a number of others are injured.

Upon hearing of the mass shooting, Twitter exploded using the #NavyYardShooting to send thoughts and prayers to those affected by the shooting, as well as constant updates on what was happening throughout the day.

Twitter reacts to Navy Yard Shooting

Updated