White House on Lockdown After Report of Shooting Nearby

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The White House was locked down Friday afternoon after the U.S. Park Police reported a shooting near the presidential residence.

Law enforcement sources tell ABC News one person has been shot by law enforcement near the White House, but not on the grounds.

The president was not in the White House at the time of the incident at 17th Street and E Street.

Snipers took to the White House roof with guns drawn as people were cleared off the streets. Some people were heard screaming on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Vice President Biden was reported to be “within the complex” at the White House, but is “secure," according to a spokesperson.

A Capitol Police spokesman says the agency is monitoring the situation at the White House, but that all buildings remain open at the Capitol.

There have been no changes to security on the Hill, the spokesperson said.

Additional information was not immediately available.

This story is developing. Check back for more updates.


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