Per NBC News Channel 8 in D.C., police shot a 35-year-old man at New Jersey Avenue NW and C Street NW near the Capitol this evening in Washington, D.C.
Katherine Mozzone (@kmdmozzone), a University of Georgia broadcast news graduate and NBC News receptionist who lives in D.C. per her bio, provided the first tweet on the news — nearly 16 minutes before@BreakingNews first reported the incident and several minutes before CNN and others.
kmdmozzone High speed chase just ended at Louisiana and C St. NW. SHOTS FIRED. Police still responding. #DC #policechase kmdmozzone Several entrances to the capitol now closed. Many emergency vehicles on the scene (WTOP). #DC #policechase
A series of D.C. Twitterers added context and first thoughts upon hearing of the shooting.
welcome2miami04 ohp “slight bus detour due to police activity around the capitol” FirePix1075 @Squirrel325 i heard shooting on NJ and C sts. Capitol PD on scene. newmediajim Police tape across NJ ave. Not sure what’s happening but LOTS of police activity FamousDC RT @WendyELong: I just heard sirens and a report there were shots fired on Capitol hill? All seems normal in the hearing room #hillshooting bretmanley Why haven’t Capitol Police sent out an alert to staff WTF!!! #hillshooting jeffq73 RT @mkhammer: “A U.S. Cap Police officer shot a person at NJ Avenue NW and C Street NW, blocks from Capitol.” police sources #hillshooting syancyfox5 Capitol Hill Shooting: witnesses say so many shots fired.. they hit the ground. Police reportedly chasing white mercedes that crashed#fox5 dabloguiman Shooting near Capitol: looks like it happened at end of police car chase. minalc Gun shot on Capitol Hill, literally right outside the door I enter into! No one I know saw or heard it thankfully.