One person shot, wounded inside US Capitol




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By Chibuike Nwabuko

(Sundiata Post) – At least person was reportedly shot and wounded Wednesday inside US Capitol amid chaotic scenes in Washington as supporters of President Donald Trump stormed building in anger over election defeat.

“One shooting victim was transported from Capitol,” a person attached to an emergency response unit told AFP, adding that there were “other injuries” in chaotic protests and that situation remained fluid.

Washington Post reported that police said victim was a white female shot in shoulder, and CNN said she was in critical condition at a local .

Swarming MobHours after an extraordinary by Trump challenging defeat, -waving backers broke down barricades outside the Capitol and swarmed inside, the special session going into an emergency recess as entered the chambers.

The chaos at the Capitol, which was put under lockdown, came one day after Biden enjoyed a triumph as Democratic Party looked set to win two Senate runoff seats, handing full control of Congress.

Police fired tear gas as they struggled to remove a sea of who took aim, at Trump’s urging, at what for more than two centuries had been a quiet, ceremonial session to confirm the election’s winner.

“The President of the United States is inciting a . We will not be intimidated. We will not be deterred,” tweeted Democratic Representative Karen Bass.
Representative Val Demings likewise denounced the storming of the Capitol as evidence of “a in progress” — in words echoed by half a dozen lawmakers.

Representative Elaine Luria said she had to evacuate because of a report of a pipe bomb and said she believed she heard gunshots.

“I don’t recognize our country today and the members of Congress who have supported this anarchy do not deserve to represent their fellow Americans,” she said.