Car chase ends in gunfire near US Capitol
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - A dramatic car chase through the streets of Washington from near the White House to the United States (US) Capitol ended in gunfire on Thursday when the driver was shot as lawmakers and aides huddled in a lockdown.
The identity and condition of the driver - a woman - was not released. One US official said she had been killed, but later a police official said he did not know her condition.
Driving a black sedan, the suspect rammed security barricades near the White House. Then the car, apparently carrying a child, raced up Pennsylvania Avenue toward the Capitol where Congress was in session.
Police gave chase and fired at the car. It finally came to a halt at 2nd Street and Constitution Avenue.