According to multiple social media reports, the U.S. Capitol building is currently locked down after shots were fired nearby.
First reports came around 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, though details surrounding the event are currently murky.
Bloomberg News reports that individuals inside the Capitol complex were “ordered to shelter in place” while Yahoo! News reporter Chris Moody indicated that local police were chasing a black car near the scene. When authorities had the vehicle cornered, he indicated shots rang out near that location.
Reports indicate that one suspect is in custody, and at least one police officer was injured in the incident.
More details will be available as this story continues to develop.
ABC News is reporting someone tried to drive through the White House front gate prior to the shooting.
A female suspect was reportedly killed at the scene. Lockdown has been lifted in both chambers of Congress.
–Western Journalism staff writer