Police: Man dead, after officers reported person with self-inflicted gunshot wound near White House
WASHINGTON - D.C. police say a man has been declared dead after Secret Service reported they were investigating a person found allegedly suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound along the north fence line of the White House.
Secret Service officials say the subject approached the are of the North White House fence line and removed a concealed handgun and fired several rounds. Investigators say the suspect shot himself in the head. They say none of the shots fired appear to have been directed towards the White House.
Investigators say the incident occurred at the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Ave., NW just before noon.
The man has been identified as 26-year-old Cameron Ross Burgess from Maylene, Alabama.
There are no other injuries reported, according to authorities.
Pedestrian and car traffic near the White House was impacted for some time due to the incident.
President Donald Trump was not at the White House at the time of the shooting. White House press secretary says "we are aware of the situation, the president has been briefed."