LIVE: Shots fired on Capitol Washington D.C.Â The Capitol, where the U.S. Senate is seated, is closed due to gunshots. Through this live blog we keep you informed.
The gunfire broke out after police chased a black around the Capitol, according to an eyewitness.Â A female suspect may have been killed.
According to a source from CNN the woman drove with a child in the car near the White House. For some reason an altercation with a police officer arose.
When she tried to get away, she hit a police car and an airbag exploded. The woman then speeded away and rammed through a barrier.
The police is currently looking for a black car, near a building of the state Senate.
Police have called on people to stay indoors and not to go near windows and doors. A reporter from CNN reports that he has at least 10 shots heard. U.S. media report that the shooter has not been arrested.
It is unclear whether there was shooting inside the building or outside. The Capitol and the surroundings are closed. Many police cars are parked at the front gate.