BREAKING:  The US Capitol is in lockdown following a shooting in Washington, D.C. today.

the US Capitol was placed on lockdown.

 According to CNN:


 Emergency vehicles swarmed the area of the U.S. Capitol on Thursday after an order given over the speaker system told people to shelter in place because of an active shooting situation.

Congress has been actively debating the national budget, which recently resulted in a shutdown of the federal government.

We will continue to bring you updates on this breaking news story.