11:36 AM PT: Not verified, but if true ...
11:40 AM PT: Some updates:
- Capitol is on lockdown
- House and Senate in recess
- At least one Capitol Police has been confirmed injured
“Gunshots have been reported on Capitol Hill requiring staff in all Senate Office Buildings to immediately shelter in place,” read an email sent out my Capitol Police. “Close, lock and stay away from external doors and windows. Take annunciators, emergency supply kits and escape hoods; and move to your office’s assigned shelter in place location or the innermost part of the office away from external doors or windows.”
11:51 AM PT (Jed Lewison): According to Fox, the incident did not begin on the Capitol grounds and was the result of a high-speed chase that ended up on the Capitol grounds.
11:53 AM PT (Jed Lewison): NBC's Pete Williams says the chase began at the White House.
11:58 AM PT (Jed Lewison): More from Williams: "The crisis is over, in the sense that there is no longer an active shooter." He says the incident began at the White House, and ended with shooting at the Capitol.
12:06 PM PT (Jed Lewison): 12:08 PM PT (Jed Lewison):
12:10 PM PT (Jed Lewison): Pete Williams says a female drive tried to ram a security check point at the White House, was chased by Secret Service, and the shooting took place outside the Hart Senate Office Building at 1st and Constitution.
12:16 PM PT (Jed Lewison): The House will return to its regularly scheduled shutdown duty at 3:30 PM ET.
12:23 PM PT (Jed Lewison): Fox reports the suspect is alive, and that it's unclear whether she began shooting or not.
12:23 PM PT (Jed Lewison): I said above that Fox reports the suspect is alive, which is what they are saying, but also that she is in custody.
12:25 PM PT (Jed Lewison): Pete Wllliams says there is no information on motive and that he doesn't have any information on whether she is alive or dead, but believes that she was shot and is in custody.12:30 PM PT (Jed Lewison):
12:38 PM PT (Jed Lewison): In a media update, Capitol Police say "shots were potentially fired" which adds to the question of whether the suspect fired any shots. The Capitol Police also say there's "no indication" of terrorism. "We still believe there was a child in the car." The briefer says "we have no indication" of the status of the person in the car. "As far as we know, no office has been shot."
12:41 PM PT (Jed Lewison): Fox says the Senate Sergeant at Arms says it isn't clear whether the female suspect was armed, though she was shot.1:07 PM PT (Jed Lewison):
1:22 PM PT (Jed Lewison): Both NBC and Fox says the suspect is dead.