The White House — where thousands were attending the annual Easter Egg Roll including Beyonce, Jay Z and Blue Ivy — was briefly on lockdown today, after a shooting broke out at the Capitol. According to reports, a Capitol police officer shot a man who was brandishing a gun inside the Visitors Center of the Capitol complex. The suspect was not killed, and was transported to a hospital for treatment. A female bystander was reportedly injured by shrapnel during the incident.
Officials put the Capitol and the White House on lockdown for about an hour following the shooting, but HipHollywood‘s head honcho Kevin Frazier, who was attending the Easter Egg Roll, said guests didn’t even know what was going on. “Inside kids were playing and running around,” said Frazier. “You had no idea the White House was locked down or that an incident had occurred at the Capitol.”
Jay-Z, Queen Bey, Mama Tina and her hubby Richard Lawson, along with a host of other celebs like Shaquille O’Neal, Monica and RHOA Phaedra Parks were in attendance for the fun filled afternoon hosted by President and First Lady Obama. Hit the flips for pics.