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Updating: Shots Fired Outside the Capitol

Updating: Shots Fired Outside the Capitol

The U.S. Capitol is in lockdown following reports of shots fired outside of it. Kate Nocera, a Buzzfeed reporter on Capitol Hill, is saying she was dragged inside by police, who now have the area on lockdown. We’ll be updating here as news becomes available …

Update 1: House activity is on hold, but there are reports that the shooter is in custody. Also, there’s a helicopter on the White House lawn.

Update 2: Senator Harry Reid is telling CNN that at least one person has been injured in the shootings—possibly a police officer.

Update 3: Of note: The capitol police dealing with this shooting are not getting paid next week.

Update 4: There are various reports that a car attempted to burst through the Capitol gates and, failing that, sped away. Police gave chase and, once the vehicle was cornered, shots started ringing out.

Update 5: ABC is reporting that shooting subject is a female who is dead on the scene. She may have had a child with her in the vehicle who is being taken to a hospital for injuries.

Update 6: About 30 minutes after it started, the AFP reports that the Capitol lockdown is over.

Update 7: Capitol police have confirmed to NBC that the shooter is dead.

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