A female suspect has been killed and one police officer has been injured after a shooting on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Watch a live stream of the events here.
The Senate and House were on lockdown following reports that shots were fired on Capitol Hill on Oct. 3, but the lockdown has since been lifted. Read on for more details.
Shooting In Washington D.C. On Capitol Hill — Live Stream Updates
After multiple shots were fired, police actively pursued a black vehicle that was driving erratically toward the White House. Police were authorized to use force against the vehicle. Shots were fired against the vehicle, which was later discovered to be carrying a young child as a passenger.
The girl was removed from the vehicle after the chase and subsequent crash, and appeared uninjured following the shoot-out.
Senators, Congressmen React To Shots Fired On Capitol Hill
Many congressmen and senators were in the area when the shots rang out, and some took to Twitter to express their feelings.
All of us are safe, Capitol Hill lockdown has just been lifted and our thoughts & prayers right now are with those who may have been injured
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) October 3, 2013
Rep. Bill Posey (R-Fla.) was on the balcony of the speaker’s lobby when he heard “five or six” gunshots, according to Politico.
“Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom!” he told the site. “Then sirens went off, cops started going everywhere yelling ‘get inside, get inside!’”
The U.S. Capitol issued a statement after the shooting, saying, “Gunshots have been reported on Capitol Hill requiring all occupants in all House Office Buildings to shelter in place.”
Close, lock and stay away from external doors and windows. Take annunciators, Go Kits and escape hoods; and move to the innermost part of the office away from external doors or windows. If you are not in your office, take shelter in the nearest office, check in with your OEC and wait for USCP to clear the incident. No one will be permitted to enter or exit the building until directed by USCP. All staff should monitor the situation. Further information will be provided as it becomes available.
Check back for more details on this developing story.
WATCH: Capitol Hill Shooting Live Stream
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