Four supporters of outgoing US President Donald Trump has died while storming the US Capitol building. DC Police Chief Robert Contee announced today (07) that three people died from medical emergencies during today’s ransacking at the Capitol, taking the toll in the incident to 4 after a woman supporter of Trump died earlier in the day.
“One adult female and two adult males appear to have suffered from separate medical emergencies, which resulted in their deaths, he said. DC Fire and Emergency Medical services transported people to area hospitals with injuries ranging from cardiac arrest to multiple fractures after falling from scaffolding on the West front of the Capitol building.
US media are reporting the woman shot and killed during the storming of the Capitol was San Diego resident Ashli Babbitt. A US Air Force veteran, she is thought to have been shot after entering the building alongside other rioters. Babbit was an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump, according to her social media feeds.
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser said the people who stormed the Capitol, “sought to disrupt the Congressional proceedings relating to the acceptance of electoral college votes.”