Secret Service says man shoots self near White House
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Secret Service says man shoots self near White House

Law enforcement agency tweets medical personnel attending to ‘male victim’ with a self-inflicted gunshot wound along the north fence line

The US Secret Service said that agents responded to sounds of gunfire near the White House on Saturday with suspicions that someone may have shot themselves.

In a tweet, the federal law enforcement agency charged with protecting American leaders said “personnel responded to reports of an individual suffering from a self-inflicted gun shot wound along the north fence line of the White House.”

The agency added later that there were “no other reported injuries related to the incident,” and that the “male victim” was receiving medical attention.

US President Donald Trump is currently at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida and is expected to return to the White House later Saturday.

The White House press secretary said, “we are aware of the situation, the president has been briefed.”

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