This story is just breaking and information is very sketchy. Capitol Police have reported that shots have been fired on or near the U.S. Capitol grounds. Police our scouring the grounds right now with rifles at ready. There are unofficial reports of one officer being injured.
All employees are ordered to close, lock and stay away from exterior doors or windows. Police have Constitution Avenue barricaded and the capitol grounds is shut down.
This incident apparently began near the White House and progressed to the Capitol building. Pennsylvania avenue is also closed down. There is a black vehicle that has been forced or as a result of injury went over one of the concrete barricades. One person from this vehicle was receiving medical attention.
The House had just voted on a mini funding bill at the time the incident began. The driver of the black vehicle tried to ram a security gate at the White House. Police started to pursue the car and the shooting took place over by the Capitol. The woman who was driving got out and started shooting at officers.
It is of course too soon to know but questions of course will revolve around whether or not this is the result of the government shutdown.
More information will follow as it becomes known...