Woman shot at US Capitol has died
A woman has died after being shot on Wednesday through the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump, a spokeswoman for the Washington police section said.
No other details were available, the spokeswoman said. It remained unclear who shot the girl, but a witness explained the shooting occurred after police authorities urged people to "reunite."
Hundreds of Trump supporters entered the Capitol setting up on Wednesday in a good bid to overturn his election defeat, forcing Congress to postpone a program that would experience certified Democratic President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the Nov. 3 election.
A protester from New Jersey told Washington CBS affiliate WUSA he witnessed the girl appearing shot at the Capitol after law enforcement and other police warned people to reunite.
"Well, we'd stormed in to the chambers interior, and there was a young woman who rushed to the house windows; numerous police and Secret Support were saying, 'Obtain back, get down, escape just how,'" he stated. "She didn't heed the decision and as we kind of raced up to seize people and draw them again, they shot her in the throat, and she fell back on me."
The man told the local television set station he saw blood from the woman's mouth and neck and nose.
“It could have been me, but she went first,” he said.