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UPDATE: Capitol Hill incident began at White House, where driver tried to ram security barricade

Capitol Hill police officers respond to a shooting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. Police say the U.S. Capitol has been put on a security lockdown amid reports of possible shots fired outside the building.
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October 03, 2013 - 11:45 AM

WASHINGTON - A law enforcement official says a shooting at the United States Capitol is related to a vehicle that tried to ram a security barricade at the White House.

The official says a driver tried to drive through a barricade that blocks the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House to vehicles. The driver then proceeded down Pennsylvania Avenue to Capitol Hill, where shots were fired.

The official was not authorized to publicly discuss the incident by name and insisted on anonymity.

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Police gather near the scene on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, after gunshots were heard.
Police gather near the scene on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, after gunshots were heard.
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Links:

LIVE VIDEO Shots fired at U.S. Capitol, police lift lockdown - Reuters

LIVE VIDEO U.S. Capitol shooting began after car rammed barricade - CBC

Police: Chase from White House to Capitol ended in gunfire - CTV

Capitol police say shots heard at US Capitol, building under lockdown; officer injured - The Associated Press

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