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Staffs of area congressmen accounted for following D.C. shooting

Published On: Oct 03 2013 02:57:20 PM EDT
Updated On: Oct 03 2013 04:03:20 PM EDT

The staffs of local congressmen Bob Goodlatte, Robert Hurt, and Morgan Griffith are all  accounted for following reports of a shooting near the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Thursday afternoon.

Congressman Goodlatte was in a meeting at the time of the reported shooting, according to a staff member.

In a statement a spokesperson for Griffith said the staff is "grateful to Capitol Police and other law enforcement for their professionalism."