Update from GBCS on Capitol Hill shooting.

umbuildingWashington, D.C. — In the wake of news reports regarding the shooting near the U.S. Capitol, the General Board of Church and Society whose building sits near the Capitol building issued the following statement:

No one at GBCS or any other office in the United Methodist Building hurt
News reports are coming in fast and furiously. Reportedly a Capitol Hill policeman was shot. The shooter was apprehended following a high-speed chase and crash from the Treasury Building, which is near the White House, to the Hart Senate Building, which is near the United Methodist Building. The Hill and Capitol were locked down while this was being resolved. While it is hard to pin down exactly what has happened at this time, no harm has been reported to anyone here.

Please pray for the officer injured and any others affected by this situation, including the perpetrator who was reportedly a woman.

The United Methodist Building is the only non-government building on Capitol Hill.

Jay Voorhees, Former Executive Editor

The Rev. Jay Voorhees is the Executive Editor of The United Methodist Reporter and the Chief Creative Officer for CircuitWriter Media LLC which operates this site and MethoBlog.com. Jay is an ordained elder in the Tennessee Annual Conference. Jay has written on life and the practice of faith in The United Methodist Church at Only Wonder Understands since 2003.

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