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After Shots Fired, Indiana Capitol Hill Delegation All Safe

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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.

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