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The Act of Kindness Caught on Camera During Yesterday's Chaos

"...people started running out of the building and getting the hell out of there."

Omar Grant and another man help X, who is visually impaired and uses a walking stick, away from the scene of the mass shooting that occurred in Washington, D.C., Monday. (Photo: Chris Moody/Yahoo News)

In times of mass chaos, like Monday during the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard shooting, the first instinct of many would be to take cover or run. Others see a need to help others and do.

That's what Omar Grant, a civilian employee at the naval installment, did according to Chris Moody for Yahoo News. When the sound of gunshots began to pepper the air, Grant took the arm of his colleague who is visually impaired and led him to safety.

omar grant navy yard Omar Grant and another man help Linwood, who is visually impaired and uses a walking stick, away from the scene of the mass shooting that occurred in Washington, D.C., Monday. (Photo: Chris Moody/Yahoo News)

"We heard two shots and started wondering if that was the sound of someone dropping something or if they were really shots," Grant told Yahoo News. "We heard three more shots, and that's when people started running out of the building and getting the hell out of there."

Grant and Linwood, who Yahoo said declined to provide his last name, walked from the scene toward the nearest subway train.

The nearly day-long lockdown at Navy Yard took place after shots were fired Monday morning, killing 13 people, including the confirmed gunman Aaron Alexis. Alexis was a former Navy reservist and had been working as an IT employee with a Defense Department subcontractor.

For more of Moody's images from the mass shooting, visit his gallery on Yahoo's website.

(H/T: Weasel Zippers)

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