‘Lucky he was a bad shot’: Eyewitness’ haunting encounter with Navy Yard gunman

Terrie Durham and Todd Brundidge, both executive assistants in Building 197, said they were shuffling people out of the exit on their floor when the shooter walked into the hall and started firing.

A female victim in the Washington Navy Yard shooting.  @LahdeePops/Twitter
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A female victim in the Washington Navy Yard shooting.

“I could see his face,” Ms Durham said. “He looked around and fired. We were lucky he was a bad shot.”

Mr. Brundidge said the hallway between the shooter and himself was  about 30 yards.

He could see the shooter was a man dressed in what appeared to be blue clothing. He said he could not tell if it was a uniform.

Asked whether the gunman said anything, Ms. Durham said “not a word. He raised the gun and started firing.

Ms. Durham said as soon as the announcement went out about an active shooter, “we focused on getting everyone out as fast as possible.”


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