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BREAKING: Shots fired at US Capitol


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The U.S. Capitol was put on lockdown for about half an hour this morning after gunshots were fired near the building. According to law enforcement officials, the shooting was related to the driver of a vehicle who tried to ram into a security barricade. 

A woman driving a black Lexus led officers on a chase that ended in gunfire after trying to hit the barricade.

Capitol police sent staff members an e-mail advising them to shelter in place around 11:30. The lockdown was lifted around noon.

One police officer is reported to be injured and was taken from the scene by helicopter.

Kitty Felde, KPCC Washington Correspondent

Adam Schiff, U.S. Representative for California's 28th congressional district

Judy Chu, U.S. Representative for California's 27th congressional district