GAITHERSBURG, Md. (CBSDC) — Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Morgan was unable to reach his mother, an employee at the Washington Navy Yard, in the hours immediately following an incident at the facility in which multiple people were killed by at least one gunman Monday morning.
As many as six people were killed and 10 others were wounded, including a law enforcement officer, in the shooting according to law enforcement officials.
Morgan told reporters at Redskins Park his mother, Wanda, works mostly out of the office where the shootings occurred. Morgan said he and family members have attempted to reach his mother 30 times, 106.7 The Fan’s Sky Kerstein reports.
A short time later Morgan received a tweet from his cousin informing him that his mother was okay. The 28-year-old NFL player confirmed the authenticity of the tweet.
His godmother works at a building next to the Navy Yard and is safe according to the receiver.
The 28-year-old is a native of Washington, having starred at H.D. Woodson High School before enrolling at Virginia Tech. He signed with the Redskins as a free agent in 2012.