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UPDATE: Child in Protective Custody after Capitol Shooting
UPDATE 6PM: The District of Columbia's police chief says the suspect who led police on a chase from the White House to the Capitol is dead.
Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier told reporters Thursday evening that shots were fired in two locations. Near the Capitol, police killed the woman driving the black Infiniti with a young child inside. She said the child, who is about a year old, is in good condition and in protective custody.
U.S. Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine said the incident is believed to be an isolated act unrelated to terrorism.
Tourists watched the shooting unfold on Constitution Avenue outside the Capitol as lawmakers inside debated how to end a government shutdown. Police quickly locked down the entire complex temporarily, and both houses of Congress went into recess.
UPDATE 4:15PM: Congressman says police killed driver outside Capitol.
UPDATE 2:45PM: Police say the shooting at the Capitol is an isolated incident, not an act of terrorism.
UPDATE 2:40PM: NBC News is reporting that the female suspect involved in Capitol Hill incident was shot and killed by police.
UPDATE 2:30PM: U.S. Capitol Police will hold a news conference on the shooting at 3:15 p.m.
NBC News is reporting the suspect, who had a child in the car, was shot. At least one Capitol Police officer was injured.
UPDATE 2:20PM: An AP source says the shots fired at the Capitol are related to the vehicle that tried to ram a barricade at the White House.
A tourist who was outside the building says the shooting unfolded after police chased a car up Constitution Avenue toward the Capitol. He says he "heard the gunfire" and hit the ground.
Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania says he was walking from the Capitol to a Senate office building when he noticed several police officers riding quickly up Constitution Avenue on motorcycles. He says he then heard three to five "pops," and that officers soon moved everyone into the Capitol building.
As a warning was sounded, the House went into recess. The Senate also suspended business.
The House had just approved legislation aimed at partly lifting the government shutdown by paying National Guard and Reserve members.
Local 15 News has learned that senators Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby were not harmed.
UPDATE 2:15PM: U.S. Capitol Police say the lockdown on the Capitol has been lifted.
WASHINGTON (AP) A police officer is reported hurt after gunfire today at the U.S. Capitol building.
The Senate's Sergeant at Arms, Terrance Gainer, says, "There are reports of injuries." FBI agents headed to the scene.
The entire complex was put on lockdown.
As the warning was sounded, the House abruptly went into recess and lawmakers left the chamber floor. The House had just finished approving legislation aimed at partly lifting the government shutdown by paying National Guard and Reserve members.
Across the street, people standing outside the Supreme Court were hurried into the court building.
The White House was quickly locked down after the incident, and the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the compound was closed to pedestrians.
The gunfire comes two weeks after a deadly shooting at the Navy Yard, near the Capitol.