1. When reports broke out Monday morning of a deadly shooting at a U.S. Navy complex in Washington, it didn't take long before a stream of information from reporters prompted nearby residents to share images of what was happening on the scene. 

    And as we've seen in previous situations like this from the U.S., it wasn't long before major news networks had redacted erroneous reports of the shooters' identities, along with other information about the still-unfolding event.

    Residents posted photos directly from the scene of the shooting, including these dramatic photos of people attending to a man lying on the ground, posted by Tim Hogan, communications director for Rep. Congressman Steven Horsford.

    CORRECTION: Although Tim Hogan did indeed post these photos, taken by colleague Don Andres, and did believe the incident depicted was related to the Navy yard shooting, the scene was unrelated to the shooting.

    The Associated Press picked up the photos, but later pulled them from their wire service.


  2. Others took pictures from around the scene, depicting streets empty but for emergency vehicles and police tape, and other local reactions, including students at a local school following the television news coverage.
  3. CBC producer Sylvia Thomson has also been posting updates from Washington.
  4. Graphics including the phrase "Pray for Washington" or "Pray for D.C." appeared on Twitter, Instagram and other social media networks. Users shared their thoughts on the situation, and how they felt it affected their personal lives -- especially those who live in Washington or were near the site of the shooting.
  5. #PrayForDC not just today but everyday. For some, DC is the prime city to explore their political aspirations. But to so many others it is simply where we call home. #NavyYardShooting
    #PrayForDC not just today but everyday. For some, DC is the prime city to explore their political aspirations. But to so many others it is simply where we call home. #NavyYardShooting
  6. My thoughts and prayers go out to the people affected by this. #navyyardshooting #thoughtsandprayers #godblessamerica
    My thoughts and prayers go out to the people affected by this. #navyyardshooting #thoughtsandprayers #godblessamerica
  7. I have no words right now. Absolutely heartbreaking. ): Sending thoughts and prayers to everyone affected. To all of the law enforcement and military out there right now please stay safe. #prayfordc #navyyardshooting
    I have no words right now. Absolutely heartbreaking. ): Sending thoughts and prayers to everyone affected. To all of the law enforcement and military out there right now please stay safe. #prayfordc #navyyardshooting
  8. 12 people perished so far. #prayingfordc #navyyardshooting #bekindeveryday
    12 people perished so far. #prayingfordc #navyyardshooting #bekindeveryday
  9. However, not all of the information flowing out through the social media sphere was accurate -- especially in the early hours following the incident.

    Some news outlets reported on what they were told was the name of the shooter. However, those reports were quickly retracted. Chuck Todd of NBC News said the tweets that wrongly identified the shooter would be deleted.
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