In this Aug. 17, 2016 file photo, men wearing men’s pants and women in high heels walk on the lawn in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
Scott Applewhite)In this Aug.”17, 2016 photo, two men wearing pants and two women in white sports bras walk on a sidewalk in Washington, D.C. (REUTERS/Joshua Roberts)The shooting at the Capitol happened as lawmakers were being sworn in, and police were already on the scene.
There were several armed officers on the Capitol grounds as well.
The Capitol Police said in a statement they were responding to reports of shots fired.”
Officers were called to the Capitol Complex at approximately 12:47 p.m. local time to assist law enforcement officers responding to a call of shots being fired,” the statement read.”
We were on the ground and on the street at the time of the incident and officers on scene did their best to assist the officers.
The officers were not injured.
“The gunman was shot and killed by Capitol Police, and the shooting at a Capitol park has left people upset, but some are glad the suspect was dead.
A local news station said the suspect is in custody.