Several people injured in shooting near Pentagon building

A shooting occurred near the Pentagon building, injuring several people, U.S. media reported August 3, citing the Pentagon Force Protection Agency.

The incident occurred outside the Defense Department building, near a platform near a nearby subway station. Because of the incident, the building was blocked and personnel were not allowed to leave the building, CNN reported.

According to local television station WDVM, citing the Arlington Fire and Rescue Department, there were several injuries.

Details of what happened are being investigated and information about the victims is being clarified.

“Officials are reporting several injuries,” the TV station reports.