Crime

Gunfire Reported Near Capitol

After another quiet day of confirmation hearings for Sonia Sotomayor on Wednesday, it seems the real news may have taken place outside of the U.S. Capitol: Gunfire on the fringe of Capitol Hill caused police to seal off part of the Capitol Building as precaution. Officials have not confirmed any details of the incident, but there are unconfirmed reports of one injury. According to one tourist who was visiting the Hill, “There were so many gunshots being fired my family got down.” The tourist said he first noticed trouble when he saw a car being chased by police vehicles.