ABC News reported that a woman was shot inside the Capitol and seriously injured. Her identity was not immediately known.
Several others were injured in the violent demonstrations, NBC News reported.
At least five people have been hospitalized, including one law enforcement officer, D.C. emergency medical services told the outlet.
Rioters spread in the Capitol building shortly after 2 p.m., with some entering the Senate chamber and galleries after senators were evacuated. One protester stood on the dais in the Senate and yelled: “Trump won that election!”
They’re in the chamber. One is up on the dais yelling “Trump won that election!” This is insane pic.twitter.com/p6CXhBDSFT— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) January 6, 2021
House lawmakers were moved off of the chamber floor amid the chaos.
Law enforcement were seen with weapons drawn inside the House chamber, appearing to point them at violent demonstrators in an adjacent room. Officials also barricaded the doors.
Chaotic video from inside the House Chamber shows law enforcement with guns drawn, attempting to keep pro-Trump supporters from breaching the door to the floor. https://t.co/Y4pvTbDHuo pic.twitter.com/U5TbFg1ose— ABC News (@ABC) January 6, 2021
The D.C. National Guard was mobilized Wednesday afternoon to help restore order to the Capitol building.
Thousands of pro-Trump demonstrators gathered in the nation's capital earlier Wednesday to protest the election results. President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits Biden: Those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas should be prosecuted Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Hackers are making big money MORE addressed the crowd at the Ellipse just outside the White House.