Posted by MataHarley on 15 July, 2009 at 3:04 pm. 7 comments already!


No official print media or wire yet. Just on the cable talking heads at the moment.

Fast bit I get is that there’s a 35 yr old injured dead. No one is getting in or out of Congress, and that Capitol police may have been involved.

Stay tuned for updates as they become available.


3:10pm Pacific Time: Per Reuters via ABC wire:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A shooting occurred near the Capitol, home of the U.S. Congress in Washington, and police have closed a road adjacent to the Senate side of the complex, Capitol Police said on Wednesday.

At least one person was taken to the hospital after the shooting incident, according to local news reports.

Entrances to the Capitol building were temporarily locked on its North side, where the Senate is, but they were later reopened.


Relay via Fox News latest… police cars chasing suspects in vehicle. May be high speed chase that just ended near Capitol. All Capitol employees are not allowed to leave. Sotomayor hearings shut down.


5:pm even… routine traffic stop when suspects began to flee. Vehicle entered Columbus Circle, struck an officer. Took off again, entered another street area when suspect produced weapon. Shooting ensued… suspect dead.

I’m done with this one… except I wish they’d lock the doors and keep all those losers locked up in there, sans food, for about a week.

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