- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 6, 2021

The civilian woman who was shot Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol as protesters swarmed the building has died, a law enforcement official told The Washington Times.

The woman, who has not been identified, was shot by a member of law enforcement and died at a Washington hospital hours later.

Little is known about the incident.

Washington Police Chief Robert J. Contee III confirmed that a woman sustained a gunshot wound inside the Capitol, but offered no details. He said the situation remains under investigation and his department is leading the probe.

A New Jersey man told WUSA, a Washington CBS affiliate, that he witnessed the shooting.



 

He said as they stormed the chambers, a number of police and secret service were yelling at them to “get back, get down, and get out of the way.”

“She didn’t heed the call and as we kind of reached up to grab people and pull them back, they shot her in the neck,” he said. “She fell back on me and started saying, ‘it’s fine. it’s cool’ and then she started moving weird and blood was coming out of her neck.”

“It could have been me but she went in first,” he said.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, California Republican, told Fox News that shots had been fired in the Capitol and called for calm.

“You do not do what is happening right now,” he told the network. “People are being hurt. This is unacceptable.”

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