Capitol Hill Shooting: Child Unharmed?

By: Kerry L.Malawista

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The news arrived as a text on my phone: Shooting on Capitol Hill, nation’s capitol on lockdown.

I live and work near Washington, D.C. Like most of my neighbors, I reacted to this news with an all-too-familiar feeling of fear and panic. My mind raced through all the possibilities: Could this be a terrorist act, or the act of another crazed gunman? Only two weeks ago scores were gravely injured and a dozen people killed by a mentally-ill assailant at the U.S. Navy Yard, just a mile from the White House.

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