UPDATED – Shooting at U.S. Capitol: Suspect wounded. Police officer not injured.


The 4:50 p.m. ET update from U.S. Capitol Police Chief Matthew R. Verderosa reports no officers were injured in today’s shooting at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center. A suspect, who pulled a handgun as he went through screening, was shot and wounded and is now undergoing surgery. A female bystander was slightly injured.

Chief Venderosa says this was the act of a single person who has frequented the Capitol grounds before.

CNN reports the shooter was known to U.S. Capitol police after there was an outburst by him in the House Chamber in October.


CNN is now reporting that the suspect in custody from this afternoon’s shooting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington has been wounded. Early reports are a police officer has also been shot and a civilian injured.


The White House is in lockdown after a gunman fired shots in the US Capitol Visitors Centre, US Senate sources said.

The gunman has reportedly been captured after one police officer was shot, according to a source citing information from the Congress Sergeant-at-Arms Office.

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Jason Silverstein, New York Daily News:

A shooting was reported at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. Monday afternoon, leading to a lockdown of the complex.

An email sent to Capitol staff warned about a “potential security threat” andn told people outside the building to “seek cover.” Several Twitter users, including Washington D.C. journalists, tweeted about shots fired at the Capitol Visitor Center, with some reporting multiple injuries and a shelter in place.

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