Woman shot inside Capitol during pro-Trump riot pronounced dead

A woman who was shot inside the US Capitol during the violent pro-Trump protest has died.

That’s according to two officials familiar with the matter who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they aren’t authorized to speak publicly.

The Metropolitan Police Department says it is taking the lead on the shooting investigation. Police don’t immediately provide details about the circumstances of the shooting.

Dozens of supporters of President Donald Trump breached the security perimeter and entered the Capitol as Congress was meeting to vote and affirm Joe Biden’s presidential win. They were seen fighting with officers both inside the building and outside.

Hours later, police had declared the Capitol was secured.