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Update 5:15 p.m.: The Secret Service provided the following statement on Friday’s shooting near the White House:
“Today, at approximately 3:06 pm, an adult male subject, carrying a firearm, approached an outer perimeter checkpoint accessible to the general public on E Street. Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers gave numerous verbal commands for the subject to stop and drop the firearm. When the subject failed to comply with the verbal commands, he was shot once by a Secret Service agent and taken into custody. The Secret Service recovered a firearm at the scene. Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers and an agent provided medical aid to the subject. The subject has been transported to a local area hospital for medical treatment.”
No bystanders or officers were harmed during the incident, and the suspect did not make it to the White House complex.
Update 3:47 p.m.: MATOC reports that Constitution Avenue between 15th and 17th streets NW is closed in both directions. CNN reports that a suspect who is said to have fired a weapon near the White House has been put in custody.
Mayor Bowser’s office announced via Twitter that her public safety team had briefed the mayor and they are coordinating with “federal partners.”
Original post: The U.S. Park Police confirm in a tweet that a shooting has occurred on West Executive Drive, near 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. A spokesperson for D.C.’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services department says the agency transported a shooting victim from that location to a nearby hospital. A Secret Service representative reached by phone around 3:20 p.m. said the agency’s public-information officers were in a briefing and could not immediately comment.