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UPDATE: Female Suspect In US Capitol Shooting Is Dead

UPDATE: After a press conference that lasted about 15 minutes, US Capitol Police confirmed that a black female from Connecticut is dead after attempting to ram the barricade a few blacks from the White House.

Capitol Police pursued the women, who witnesses said was traveling with a baby, until several police cars pursued her to a location near the Capitol building. According to U.S. Capitol Police, an officer was injured when his cruiser hit the barricade doing serious damage to the car and security structure.

When they boxed her in, the driver got out and five or six shots were fired, killing the suspect involved. Their was, in fact, a one year-old child that was taken to the hospital.

EARLIER: Washington, D.C.: The US Capitol is no longer in lockdown, after shots were fired outside. Several sources say a women tried to ram the barricade at the White House gates, near Treasury. But whether or not she was armed is not known.

Terrance Gainer, the Senate sergeant at arms, said that this appears to be an “isolated incident.”

Sources told Fox News the incident began with a car chase, which started when a woman tried to ram a gate near the White House, which in reality, is not close enough to threaten anyone in the White House.

Several police cars pursued her to a location near the Capitol building. According to U.S. Capitol Police, an officer was injured when his cruiser hit the barricade doing serious damage to the car and security structure. When they boxed her in, sources said, the driver got out and five or six shots were fired. Witnesses saw a baby being taken from the car.

U.S. Capitol Police are investigating the possibility that a child was in the vehicle.

The developments come as lawmakers were debating a series of small spending bills, amid the ongoing partial government shutdown. At no time was there a threat to the president or the First Family, despite furloughs being reported to have the potential to weaken security around the U.S. Capitol.

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Rich, the People's Pundit, is the Data Journalism Editor at PPD and Director of the PPD Election Projection Model. He is also the Director of Big Data Poll, and author of "Our Virtuous Republic: The Forgotten Clause in the American Social Contract."

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