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UPDATE: Shooting Near the Capitol

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, crime, shooting, police, death, murder )

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A few more details. Capitol police say the man they shot was 35-years-old. Eyewitnesses say multiple gunshots were fired. The shootings happened a few blocks away from where the third day of the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Sonia- -


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Dee C (23)
Wednesday July 15, 2009, 3:50 pm
"Reporters are being briefed by police on the shooting. And witness reports are coming in.

Robert Drumm, a tourist from Oklahoma visiting the nation's capital with his family, tells the AP: "There were so many gunshots being fired my family got down." Drumm said he saw one victim, not wearing a police uniform, taken away in an ambulance. Drumm said he first noticed trouble when he saw one car speeding and being chased by a police vehicle.

Numerous emergency vehicles converged quickly in the area.

Another witness, Dale Lanigan of Toledo, Ohio, described a similar scene, although he said two police cars gave chase. As the car went past him, Lanigan said, "the driver had one hand on the wheel and it looked like he was reaching for something." Lanigan said he then heard shots and police ordered him to get away. He said the driver of the car was taken away in an ambulance."

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