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.
Correction...the House and Senate were in recess before the shooting and returned to recess after the shooting...which is why we still have no budget. :-)
Our elected officials should take notice that they are driving the American people crazy with all this political bs. Its not just one sided either. The house, senate and president should be ashamed of their jobs in office. How on earth is it that we get these idiots in office and normal people cant even get a descent job? America.. The unmotivated get every subsidy they can find, the rich get richer, and the middle class gets squeezed for everything.
just out of curiosity–how does one go into recess from not doing anything?
Hopefully no one was seriously injured.
On the flipside, hopefully both sides on the Govt Shutdown War will start getting the message that people are angry, and get off their butts to work this all out.
I'm sure that more guns on the street would have prevented this.
Who's there to shelter in place? Gov't shut down
let the conspiracies begin...
Is there any wonder that the US is the biggest terrorist?
Omg... someone's had it.
As much as many of the country would like to see the Congress removed permanently, I don't think this will help anything.
Must be nice to have security...unlike those poor souls at the Navy Yard or like Congress has put our school children into...
Oh, goody – at least the shutdown hasn't affected anyone's ability to purchase guns and bullets. Good grief
I'm surprised ol' Ted Cruz and Michelle B weren't out there blazing back at the gunman. Sarcasm aside, I hope that nobody was killed.
Can't wait to see who the shooter turns out to be... Time for more ALL CAPS 1000 PT. HEADLINES, CNN!
that should send a message
Good thing all those law-enforcement folks on duty, WORKIING WITHOUT PAY, responded to the Capitol, i.e., FBI, etc.
@Andrew Pillow, I'm sure it will be just about ten minutes after the Democrats blame it on the Tea Party.
It's a gun-free zone, so they should be safe.
Yeah because banning guns in chicago works so well
I'm sure that more guns on the street would have presented this.
Welcome to the world or crazies. America gone nuts. Shows the culture of violence this country is based on
Right wing gun loving nuts coming home to roost
im not surprised
Don't shoot the messengers. Congress just represents the divide in the US population. Congress isn't the problem...
nutcasebaggers are getting desperate