A lockdown of the U.S. Capitol was lifted after gunshots were fired near the White House in Washington, D.C. today.
Shooting erupted following a car chase that began with a car ramming a barricade near the White House on Thursday, USA Today reports.
The female driver led Capitol police on a brief car chase that ended with an exchange of gunfire. One officer was reported injured in a related car accident.
MSNBC and CNN report that the driver was shot after getting out of the vehicle near the Hart Senate Office building.
“There are reports of injuries,” said Terrance Gainer, the Senate’s Sergeant at Arms. CNN quoted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as saying there has been “one injury.”
NBC and CNN report that a child in the car was not injured.
The shooting in the nation’s Capitol came 2 weeks after a man went on a shooting rampage at a Washington Navy yard. 13 people were killed including the gunman.
Obama and Congress are deadlocked in day 3 of the government shutdown. 800,000 non-essential government workers are on temporary furlough.
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