Updated: Capitol Police officer shot at Capitol, shooter is down


The Daily Beast has these details:

U.S. Capitol Police are responding to reports of shots fired at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C. EMS units are reportedly on the way to treat multiple injuries. Capitol workers were told by authorities to shelter in place.

Prayers for everyone involved.


3:00 PM EDT: Reports indicate that the White House, where the annual Easter Egg Roll is taking place, is also locked down in addition to the Capitol.

Shooter down, one Police Officer injured

3:09 PM EDT

WUSA reports:

According to a U.S. Capitol Police source, the shooter is down.

One officer was shot but was not seriously injured.

No other injuries have been reported at this time.

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