Washington (CNN) - She had a 1-year-old child inside and apparently was unarmed.
Instead, the motorist's black Infiniti, according to authorities, itself became a weapon Thursday afternoon, first striking a security barrier and U.S. Secret Service officer near the White House before hurtling down some of the capital's most famous streets, police cruisers in pursuit.
Dramatic video taken minutes later near the U.S. Capitol showed the vehicle backing into a police vehicle before the chase resumed. Gunshots rang through the traffic circle. The motorist was shot by police just a few blocks away.
some furloughed person i think
Hope it wasn't a disgruntled furloughed person...
The shooter needs to read the signs! No guns allowed in DC. How is that hard to understand?
Don't worry, it's just the Republicans shooting themselves in the foot again...
Yeah, probably someone feed up with their STUPIDITY and INCOMPETENCE.
finally, a target nobody will shed a tear over
Why is Harry Reid "reporting" this...and what's supposed to be his significance? Didn't this happen in front of House offices (not Senate)?
"annunciators, Go Kits and escape hoods?" Is that a 1% thing?
Is the shooter a D or R? Maybe this will make both parties come together and pass a resolution!
Hopefully they shot some teabags to end the nonsense on the capital.
People in other countries are going to start wondering about us.
Maybe they got Ted Cruz
Another ploy by democrats and Obama to stall meeting with Republicans. No negotiations at all costs. They're doing a fine job! Fine job I tell ya.
this is what this situation is bringing people to.. all the politicians are corrupt and out for themselves period
Good old Harry Reid. When he's not beating up on reporters who have the temerity to ask serious questions, or grandstanding with "Nip and Tuck" Pelosi, he's keeping the world up to speed on the shooter on Capital Hill. No doubt within minutes we'll be treated to @Sniffit, @Rudy, et al , giving us a tutorial on how the shooter is a "teatroll" (so mature, Sniffit) or the direct result of some Conservative plot.
I'm glad someone went postal on these morons.
Just a freedom loving Tea Partier. But the gov't is shut down, isn't that everything they wanted?
This all smells a little fishy.
My bet is on it being anarchists feeling empowered by the government shut down.
Oh great... more false flag exercises. Prepare for police state!
It's a shame, they didn't hit a politician....
The shots heard 'round the country? A similar event was bad news for the tyrannical King George in 1775.
Not surprised at all
We need to deal with this terrorist accordingly.....
I'm confused... wasn't the government already locked down?
... or is that different from "Shut down"?