By Anne Allred
WASHINGTON (KSDK) - One Missourian who lives and works near the D.C. Navy Yard area felt the panic reverberate through the city.
Rolla native Ryan Dillon lives just one mile from the scene of the shooting. He spent the morning on the phone with friends trapped inside the Washington Navy Yard building where the shooting took place.
"A lot of them didn't know what was going on, so they were watching the news just as I was," Dillon said.
PHOTOS: Navy Yard shooting
He said helicopters filled the skies around the city and police packed the streets and subway system.
Dillon was also on the phone with friends on lock down inside the U.S. Capitol Building where he worked for six years.
"It was obviously a very high intense situation, not knowing exactly what was going on, how many shooters there were, how many victims there were," he said.
As far as Dillon knows, his friends are all safe, but local police have yet to release the name of those killed or injured.
"I would just ask that my home state keep all of those people and their families in their thoughts and prayers," Dillon said.