Shooting Occurs Outside White House

Secret Service escorted President Trump from briefing session.

President Trump was holding a coronavirus briefing when he was interrupted mid-sentence by a Secret Service agent beckoning to him. When he returned to the briefing room, the president said he had been taken into the Oval Office by the Secret Service and told reporters that law enforcement had shot someone outside the White House.

“There was a shooting, law enforcement shot someone, seems to be someone, and the suspect is on the way to the hospital,” the president said as the briefing restarted after the sudden, but brief, lockdown.

The shooting happened at 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. A suspect opened fire on a non-White House employee and uniformed Secret Service returned fire.

President Trump said, “It’s unfortunate that this is the world but the world has always been a dangerous place. It’s not something that’s unique.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • With thanksgiving for the quick action of the Secret Service both inside and outside the White House.
  • That investigators will be able to determine the motive behind and target of the shooting from the suspect who is in the hospital.
  • For the safety of President Trump and his family as he goes about his duties as president.

Sources: ABC News, CNN


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