The White House has been placed on lockdown after a shooting on the West Executive Drive, just outside the West Wing. The West Executive Drive is the road that separates the West Wing and the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. According to multiple news sources, someone has been shot but their status is not yet known.
It is not clear who has been shot or whether they were killed. The Secret Service are on the scene, along with the police. Press within the White House were told to ‘shelter in place.’ Further details are unclear.
Update–3:43: CNN just announced that “the suspect who opened fire on the complex is in custody.”
President Obama is currently not in the White House because he’s playing a round of golf (nice).
Who Was Involved?
At the moment, no names are known. But we can report that the suspect believed to have shot someone is now in custody. CNN is reporting that the man approached a White House checkpoint with his gun drawn, and that the Secret Service shot him.
We also know that one person who was shot was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Where Did The Shooting Happen?
In the Google Map below, you can see just how close West Executive Drive is to the White House.
The West Executive Drive is the road that separates the West Wing and the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
Video Of the Scene
Below you’ll find footage that was sent to ABC News 7, via a Snapchat video.
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