The story, which wll be updated, specifies that one of the gunmen is black, but not in the headline:
Police say 2 gunmen have killed 4, injured 8 on grounds of Washington Navy Yard
By Carol Morello, Peter Hermann and Maggie Fazeli Fard, Updated: Monday, September 16, 11:31 AM E-mail the writer
Here`s the relevant description, buried far down in the story, although one shooter is still at large:
Two Navy yard employees interviewed on CNN said they were fired on in a hallway by a gunman they described as a tall black man.A woman who gave her name as Terry Durham said that as she and co-workers were evacuating, she saw a man down the hall raise a rifle and fire toward them, hitting a wall. “He was tall. He appeared to be dark-skinned,” she said.“He was a tall black guy,” said her co-worker, Todd Brundage, who is black. “He didn’t say a word.”
The phrase " who is black" here means that Mr. Brundage has permission to say
that someone is black.