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Woman dies after being shot as Trump supporters storm US Capitol building

Police said the victim was a white female shot in the shoulder, according to local reports.

Trump supporters gather outside the Capitol.
Trump supporters gather outside the Capitol.
Image: Manuel Balce Ceneta

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 11:20 PM

NOTE: We have started a liveblog on the violence in Washington which will be updated throughout the evening – you can find it here

A WOMAN HAS died after being shot inside the US Capitol amid chaotic scenes in Washington as supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the building in anger over his election defeat. 

Local police confirmed that the woman died after sustaining a gunshot wound. It remained unclear who shot the woman. A police spokesperson said that no other details were available. 

The building earlier went into lockdown, with politicians inside, as violent clashes broke out between supporters of Trump and police. 

The protests came just shortly after Trump addressed thousands of his supporters, riling up the crowd with his baseless claims of election fraud at a rally near the White House ahead of Congress’ vote to rubber-stamp the Biden presidency.

“We will not let them silence your voices,” Trump told the protesters.

With reporting from Press Association 

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