Shots fired near US capitol send the city into lockdown
Published: Thursday, October 3, 2013
Updated: Thursday, October 3, 2013 17:10
Shots have been fired near capitol hill wounding one police officer and another unidentified individual as well as sending the capitol into lockdown.
A unidentified woman involved in a police car chase and the subsequent crash outside of the White House gates has been shot and killed by Secret Service Agents. According to CBS and ABC's Washington D.C. affiliates a child was found unharmed in the car.
The incident began after the woman struck the White House gates and fled Capitol Hill police, leading them on a chase around the surrounding monuments, according to the Capitol Police.
A police officer originally reported to have been shot is in the hospital after his cruiser was lifted by rising metal barriers when he went to assist at the scene.
Several people reported being pushed into buildings and told to hide by police officers to Buzzfeed's Kate Nocera.
Reasons for this act of violence have not been released.