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Washington D.C. ( CBS) - The U.S. Capitol went into lockdown after gunshots were fired outside of the building, Capitol Police confirm. According to other reports by staffers and reporters on the Hill, people are being told to shelter in place. There is significant police activity around the building.
Associated Press is citing unconfirmed reports that one police officer has been injured.
U.S. Capitol Police will hold a news conference at 3 p.m. at 3rd St. and Constitution Ave., NE.
According to CBS News' Alicia Budich, an announcement over the Capitol P.A. system said, "Gunfire heard on Capitol Hill. If you are in an office building shelter in place."
CBS News' Major Garrett also reports that that the section of Pennsylvania Ave. in front of the White House has been closed off.