Woman shot in the neck as pro-Trump mob stormed US Capitol building ‘has died’

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The woman shot in the neck by US police officers as armed protesters stormed the US Capitol building on Wednesday has died, reports in US media have claimed.

Protesters broke through barricades surrounding the building – which houses both the House of Representatives and the Senate and was full of politicians, staffers and journalists at the time who were confirmed the election of Democratic president Joe Biden.

A reporter for US network NBC claims senior police sources have confirmed to them that the woman has now succumbed to her injuries.

Law enforcement agencies claim it is not yet clear who fired the shot that appears to have been fatal.

All buildings within the Capitol Complex were placed into emergency lockdown and the Senate was evacuated. The area has since been declared secure once more.

President Donald Trump addressed thousands of supporters at a rally near the White House before the chaos ensued, promising to "never concede" that he had lost before Congress met on Wednesday to certify Democrat Joe Biden's presidential win.

After Mr Trump seemingly egged them on to march to Capitol Hill, supporters breached barricades and fought past police to storm into the building, forcing Congress to halt the voter certification process.

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As rioters shouted and waved Trump and American flags while marching through the halls, people inside the building were directed to duck under their seats for cover and put on gas masks after tear gas was used in the Capitol Rotunda.

As pressure mounted on President Trump to condemn supporters as they clashed with law enforcement, he tweeted: " "I am asking for everyone at the US Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!"

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