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UPDATE: White House briefly locked down after shooting near complex

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WASHINGTON (AP) (ABC) -

4:20 p.m. EST

The Secret Service has tweeted to say that "all Secret Service protectees are safe" after a shooting outside the White House.

Separately, a White House official says no one in the building or associated with the White House was injured, and everyone inside is safe and accounted for.

This official said President Obama was made aware of the shooting. Obama left the White House more than an hour earlier and was golfing at Andrews Air Force base at the time.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity given the developing situation.

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The White House was locked down for around 45 minutes this afternoon after the U.S. Park Police reported a shooting near the presidential residence.

Law enforcement sources tell ABC News one person has been shot by officers near the White House, but not on the grounds.

The president was not in the White House at the time of the incident at 17th Street and E Street Northwest.

The lockdown was lifted just after 4 p.m. EST

Snipers took to the White House roof with guns drawn as people were cleared off the streets. Some people were heard screaming on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Vice President Biden was reported to be “within the complex” at the White House, but is “secure," according to a spokesperson.

A Capitol Police spokesman says the agency is monitoring the situation at the White House, but that all buildings remain open at the Capitol.

There have been no changes to security on the Hill, the spokesperson said.

Additional information was not immediately available.

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The White House was locked down this afternoon after the U.S. Park Police reported a shooting near the presidential residence.

Law enforcement sources tell ABC News one person has been shot by law enforcement near the White House, but not on the grounds. The condition of the person was not clear.

The president was not in the White House at the time.

Snipers took to the White House roof with guns drawn as people were cleared off the streets. Some people were heard screaming on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Additional information was not immediately available.

This story is developing. Check back for more updates.

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