A woman shot on Capitol grounds during the violent pro-Trump riot Wednesday has died, a D.C. Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson confirmed Wednesday evening.
The woman was reportedly shot in the chest and was in critical condition when she was taken away from the Capitol.
Looks like she was breaking into chambers. pic.twitter.com/GZERdCa0jr
— Derek Salcido🇺🇸 (@SP_Longie) January 6, 2021
D.C. police had confirmed earlier Wednesday afternoon that one person was shot at the Capitol as a pro-Trump mob looted the building.
Officials did not provide additional information but said the incident would be investigated.
The woman was pronounced dead at a local hospital, Dustin Sternbeck, a spokesman for the police department confirmed to the New York Times.
Multiple videos taken inside the Capitol during the siege appear to show the woman being shot.
“The woman in the video seemed to climb onto a small ledge next to a doorway inside the building immediately before a single loud bang is heard. The woman, draped in a flag, fell to the ground at the top of a stairwell. A man with a helmet and a military-style rifle stood next to her after she fell, and shouts of “police” could be heard as a man in a suit approached the woman and crouched next to her,” reports the New York Times.
A young woman was just shot in the neck right besides me in the Capitol Building pic.twitter.com/hLQo4IP8J1
— Tayler Hansen (@TaylerUSA) January 6, 2021
Here is another angle of what looks like the woman who is standing by being shot in the neck pic.twitter.com/vloeute20A
— Luke Rudkowski (@Lukewearechange) January 6, 2021