After Shots Fired, Indiana Capitol Hill Delegation All Safe

Most of Indiana's Congressional delegation have reported they are safe after gunshots were heard near the capitol building this afternoon.

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The Capitol buildings went on lockdown this afternoon after gunshots were heard.

All of Indiana’s Congressional delegation is safe and accounted for after gunshots were heard this afternoon near the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.

The incident prompted Capitol law enforcement officials to ask representatives and their staffers to “shelter in place.” That order was lifted around 3 p.m.

Many of the representatives took to Twitter to inform their constituents they were safe, including Senators Joe Donnelly, D-IN, and Dan Coats, R-IN.

Donnelly’s office is located in the Hart Senate Office Building.

NPR reports the incident appears to have started with a car chase that began near the White House complex and ended with the shots at the Capitol.

Gretchen Frazee

Gretchen Frazee is a reporter/producer for WFIU and WTIU news. Prior to her current role, Frazee worked as the associate online content coordinator for WFIU/WTIU. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she studied multimedia journalism and anthropology. You can follow her on Twitter @gretchenfrazee.

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