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Shots outside Capitol, police say 1 injury
UPDATE: Suspect is dead
WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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.
By BRADLEY KLAPPER and LAURIE KELLMAN
UPDATE: Shots were fired outside the U.S. Capitol after an apparent car chase that may have started near the White House, putting the Hill temporarily on lockdown in a chaotic scene Thursday afternoon.
According to U.S. Capitol Police, officers are injured. One person could be seen being carried off in a stretcher.
The lockdown has since been lifted, and those inside the Capitol are no longer being ordered to "shelter in place."
Senior congressional staffers and one eyewitness told Fox News the incident began with a car chase, which came to a stop near the Capitol building. Sources said several police cars were in pursuit. When they boxed in the other vehicle, the driver got out and five or six shots were fired, sources said.
Witnesses saw a baby being taken from the car.
Sources said the chase started when a woman tried to ram a gate near the White House.
The developments come as lawmakers were debating a series of small spending bills, amid the ongoing partial government shutdown.
The violence follows the mass shooting last month at the Washington Navy Yard.
Fox News' Carl Cameron and Chad Pergram contributed to this report.
From Congressman Randy Weber:
Shots were fired outside Capitol. My staff and I are all safe. Hope all those around Capitol Hill are alert and staying safe.
UPDATE: 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.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Police say the U.S. Capitol has been put on a security lockdown amid reports of possible shots fired outside the building.
People standing outside the Supreme Court across the street from Congress were hurried into the court building by authorities.
U.S. Capitol police said they had received reports of gunshots and one police officer has been injured.