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Family question why driver shot

The family of Miriam Carey, the 34-year-old woman shot dead following a dramatic car chase through the streets of Washington that caused a lockdown on Capitol Hill, have said they do not understand why she was shot, when she was unarmed.

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Map shows where car 'tried to ram White House gates'

A map shows where the car reportedly tried to ram the White House security gates. Credit: Google Maps

A car tried to ram the White House security barriers close to the US Capitol building at 15th Street NW and Pennsylvania avenue.

Marking 'A' on the map shows where the incident is thought to have happened.

Police chased the vehicle for about one and a half miles to 2nd Street and Constitution Avenue, near the Capitol, where the shots were fired.

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