by: Mike Petchenik Updated:
ALPHARETTA, Ga. - An Alpharetta man tells Channel 2 Action News his brother is safe after a gunman opened fire in the building where he works at the Washington D.C. Naval Yard.
"There's a shooter in the Naval yard, my brother is in lock down, he was safe, and that's all we knew at the time," said Naide, a D.C. area native.
Naide said his brother, Eric, is a civilian employee at the facility and was only supposed to be in the office for a few hours before traveling.
"It's certainly one of those things where being in the right place or wrong place at the wrong time is just awful to hear," he said.
Naide told Petchenik he immediately began texting with his older brother, and was unnerved to find out he was working in the same building where the shootings occurred. Naide said he followed the developments closely on Twitter.
"You always see these things, but to have someone close to you a part of it, is extremely upsetting in some ways," said Naide.
Naide told Petchenik his brother was escorted out of the building under police cover and
"My thoughts and prayers go out to all the people injured and killed today," he said. "Innocent victims."