UPDATE (10/3/13; 6:20 p.m. ET): Officials confirm that the female suspect has died.
UPDATE (10/3/13; 4:01 p.m. ET): Female suspect is in custody. Condition unknown. One officer was injured in the crash as the female suspect was pursued near the White House. The woman had a child in the car. The child was unharmed.
UPDATE (10/3/13; 2:55 p.m. ET): The lockdown has been lifted and the female suspect is said to be injured at the scene. Initial reports indicate that the shooting resulted from the chase of a car that “tried to ram White House gate.”
The U.S. Secret Service is establishing a perimeter at the White House.
UPDATE (10/3/13; 2:44 p.m. ET): House activity has been put on hold, but there are reports that the shooter is now in police custody. Senator Harry Reid is telling CNN that at least one police officer has been injured in the shooting.
Due to the shutdown, the Capitol Police responding to this incident are not being paid.
Original story below…
WASHINGTON D.C. – The U.S. Capitol is on lockdown.
The U.S. Capitol is in lockdown mode following reports of shots fired.
Kate Nocera, a Buzzfeed reporter on Capitol Hill, is saying she was dragged inside by Capitol Police, who now have the area on lockdown.
The Capitol is said to be swarming with police, as evidence by the picture below.
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) October 3, 2013
Cops were chasing a black car near the Capitol building. They cornered the car and that’s when shots rang out.
— Chris Moody (@Chris_Moody) October 3, 2013
No joke on Capitol Hill as Cops are running with machine guns as reports of shots being fired at Capitol pic.twitter.com/vdjAKkLP4y
— Marc Schloss (@marcschloss) October 3, 2013
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) October 3, 2013
— DC Fire Fighters L36 (@IAFF36) October 3, 2013