The gun shots that erupted near the U.S. Capitol on Thursday were related to a vehicle that had attempted to ram through a barricade at the White House, according to the Associated Press.
BREAKING: AP Source: Shots at Capitol related to vehicle that tried to ram barricade at White House.
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 3, 2013
NBC News reported that the suspect is a woman who had a child in her vehicle. According to NBC, she attempted to breach the White House barricade shortly after 2 p.m. ET. and was ultimately shot. Her current status is unknown. NBC reported that one Capitol police officer was injured, but not shot.
This post has been updated.