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Shots Fired at Capitol Hill

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Rep. Mo Brooks (R) AL 5th District Rep. Mo Brooks (R) AL 5th District

A woman led police on a chase that ended with gunfire outside the Capitol.

The incident forced the entire Capitol to go into lockdown, including all the senate and house offices.

Congressman Mo Brooks had a group of New Hope Elementary students come through his office just minutes before the shots were fired. Congressman Brooks said, "It wasn't too long after we met on the Capitol steps for the traditional photograph, and they went to Union Station. I went back to my office and then the gunfire happened. They left within 30-40 minutes of when the shots were fired in the Capitol complex."

A police officer was injured when the car crashed outside the Capitol, but the injuries were not life-threatening.

Police say no officers were wounded by gunfire.

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