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US Secret Service Responds to Reports of Shooting Outside White House

(VOA): The U.S. Secret Service said Saturday it was responding to reports of a mid-day shooting outside the White House. "BREAKING: Secret Service personnel are responding to reports of a person who allegedly suffered a self-inflicted gun shot wound along the north fence line of @WhiteHouse," said the agency, which is tasked with protecting the government and other national leaders. U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were at their Mar-a-Lago resort in West Palm Beach, Florida at the time of the reported shooting and were expected to return to Washington later in the day. Multiple news accounts said the White House was on lockdown as a result of the reported shooting.      The country is embroiled in an intense debate over federal and state gun control laws following the February 14 massacre of 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida.  

(This story has not been edited by N24 staff and is Voice Of America auto-generated from a RSS feed)

Published Date: Sunday, March 4th, 2018 | 12:45 AM

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