US Capitol on Lockdown as Gunshots Are Reported

The shooter has reportedly been caught.

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The US Capitol complex is on lockdown after gunshots were reported at the Capitol Visitor Center on Monday afternoon.

The Capitol’s sergeant at arms said that the shooter had been caught shortly after reports of the gunshots first surfaced.

Senate offices have received a notice urging everyone in the vicinity to seek shelter:

The White House was reportedly also locked down:

But the White House lockdown was soon lifted:

This is a breaking news post. We will update as more news becomes available.

  • Delphine d'Amora was an editorial fellow at Mother Jones' DC bureau.

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