Woman Shot Inside Capitol Building Dies

Circumstances of shooting still unclear
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 6, 2021 4:21 PM CST
Woman Shot as Trump Supporters Storm Capitol
U.S. Capitol Police with guns drawn watch as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – A woman was fatally shot at the US Capitol on Wednesday as dozens of supporters of President Trump clashed with police as they stormed the building, CBS reports. The woman was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, per reports. NBC later reported that she died. The exact circumstances around the shooting are unclear, per WUSA, which reports that it occurred as Trump supporters were trying to break into the House Chamber. A tweeted video shows the gunshot victim being put into an ambulance. More than five people had been hospitalized with injuries connected to the storming of the Capitol as of Wednesday afternoon, according to CBS. Sources tell CNN that multiple Capitol Police officers were injured in the chaos and at least one has been hospitalized. (Read more Washington DC stories.)

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