Trump supporter SHOT during Capitol breach, now in critical condition
A young woman was just shot in the neck right besides me in the Capitol Building pic.twitter.com/hLQo4IP8J1— Tayler Hansen (@TaylerUSA) January 6, 2021
The unidentified woman appears to have been attempting to enter the Senate chamber with other protesters. Capitol Police on the other side of the doors had guns drawn. Video seemingly shows the woman being shot, falling to the ground, and others quickly racing to help her.
She can later be seen being carried out on a stretcher and is now reportedly in critical condition.
CNN is reporting the woman was shot in the chest, but no other details have been provided. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California), who called the breach “unAmerican” had previously reported to Fox News that he heard “shots fired” through a Capitol Police radio amid unconfirmed reports swirling around social media.
Images from inside the US capitol are showing what appears to be an armed stand-off between police and Trump supporters at the door to the chamber of the House of Representatives.
Capitol Police have locked off the Senate chamber and have guns drawn as protesters are pounding on the doors and reportedly vandalizing the building.
There goes Pelosi's podium!! pic.twitter.com/RiI2WhGKZX— Jhomes55 (@Jhomes551) January 6, 2021
'You have to go home now,' President Trump tells supporters who raided Capitol— Steven Nelson (@stevennelson10) January 6, 2021
I'm in a Senate office and word is clashes are continuing as cops try to restore order (I'm unable to verify) https://t.co/vHP3HsLkJP
A curfew has been called in Washington DC due to the chaos at the Capitol. The protests come on the same day Congress is set to certify the Electoral College vote in Biden’s favor. While many, including Trump, expressed hope that Mike Pence would challenge these “fraudulent” votes, the vice president released a statement earlier on Wednesday saying he does not have the legal authority to do so.