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Woman shot at Capitol building has died, DC police say

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy initially reported hearing police say 'shots fired'

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Updated: January 6, 2021 - 10:31pm

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The woman who was shot at the Capitol building Wednesday afternoon has died, according to a spokesperson for the DC police. 

The woman's name has not been released, but videos posted to social media show a crowd inside the Capitol surrounding the woman and lowering her body to the ground following a gunshot. 

Earlier in the afternoon, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said that he heard police saying "shots fired” as protestors who attended a pro-Trump rally stormed the Capitol building.

"This is not the direction we should go," McCarthy told Fox News. 

He reportedly asked President Trump to formally address the nation about the escalating situation.

Several media outlets reported that a bloodied woman on a stretcher was taken out of the Capitol as protestors occupied the area. CNN reported that she was shot. It is unclear what transpired before the shooting took place.

Nebraska Republican Rep. Don Bacon said the protestors aren't Republicans.

"I see them as anarchists," he said. "It's disgraceful."

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