CNN reports that at least one person was injured during a shooting on Capitol Hill on Thursday.
Pennsylvania Ave. was cleared after reports of shots fired on Capitol Hill as the Secret Service moved to secure the area. The FBI is at Garfield Circle, which is the area where the incident took place.
NBC is reporting that the incident began near the White House and moved near Capitol Hill.
ABC is reporting that “someone tried to ram gate at the White House.”
Rep Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.) told The Hill that the shots were rapid-fire, like “the first part of a 21-gun salute.”
Capitol Police reportedly sent the following notice:
“SHELTER IN PLACE. 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.”
All of Capitol Hill is locked down until further notice and choppers are also in the area aiding with the investigation.
UPDATE 3:10 PM: CNN’s Dana Bash reports that the lockdown has been lifted.
UPDATE 3:17 PM: A woman was reportedly driving erratic and shot by police after she was ordered to stop but did not comply. A child was reportedly in the woman’s vehicle. CNN reported that the female suspect was wounded but according to NBC, the suspect is dead.