Shots fired near Capitol

Shots fired near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., left many on lockdown Thursday afternoon.

  • Jeff Flake (R-AZ) looks out the window at the U.S. Capitol October 3, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The US Capitol and the White House were placed on lockdown after an "active shooter" situation was reported. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

  • A member of the U.S. Secret Service counter assult team patrols the grounds of the White House October 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. The executive mansion was put on lockdown after a report of shots fired at the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • FBI agents in SWAT gear respond to reports of shots fired at the U.S. Capitol. October 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Capitol police locked down the facility during the incident. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • U.S. Capitol police respond to an incident on Constitution Avenue outside the U.S. Capitol October 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Capitol police locked down the facility during the incident. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • Reporters gather on the North Lawn of the White House October 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. The executive mansion was put on lockdown after a report of shots fired at the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • Pedestrians wait by temporary barriers after the area around the White House was put on lockdown October 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. The executive mansion was put on lockdown after a report of gun shots fired at the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • U.S. Capitol police respond to reports of shots fired at the U.S. Capitol. October 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Capitol police locked down the facility during the incident. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • Members of the U.S. Secret Service Uniform Division ride bicycle patrols around the perimeter of the White House October 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. The executive mansion was put on lockdown after a report of shots fired at the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • Police close in on the U.S. Capitol as people run for cover after reports of a shooting October 3, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The US Capitol and the White House were placed on lockdown after an "active shooter" situation was reported. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  • A U.S. Secret Service officer uses binoculars to watch the area surrounding 1600 Pensylvania Ave from the rooftop of the White House October 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. The executive mansion was put on lockdown after a report of shots fired at the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • A member of the U.S. Secret Service counter assult team patrols the grounds of the White House October 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. The executive mansion was put on lockdown after a report of shots fired at the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • U.S. Park Police mounted officers and Secret Service Uniformed Division police patrol the perimeter around the White House October 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. The executive mansion was put on lockdown after a report of shots fired at the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • A member of the U.S. Secret Service counter assult team patrols the grounds of the White House October 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. The executive mansion was put on lockdown after a report of shots fired at the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • Police attend to injured person at the U.S. Capitol October 3, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The US Capitol and the White House were placed on lockdown after an "active shooter" situation was reported. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  • Police close in on the U.S. Capitol as people run for cover after reports of a shooting October 3, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The US Capitol and the White House were placed on lockdown after an "active shooter" situation was reported. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  • WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 03: Police swarm around car on grass near the U.S. Capitol October 3, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The US Capitol and the White House were placed on lockdown after an "active shooter" situation was reported. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  • Law enforcement personnel respond to reports of shots fired at the U.S. Capitol. October 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Capitol police locked down the facility during the incident. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)