WASHINGTON (CNN) - Witnesses are describing the chaotic scene around the U.S. Capitol Thursday when police say a woman led them on a car chase and shootout.
The driver, identified as 34-year-old Miriam Carey, a dental hygienist from Stamford, Connecticut was shot and killed.
Police say she had a little girl in the car with her during the chase who was not hurt. Julie Paladino was visiting DC with her family from Arkansas when this whole thing happened. She said, "What did we see? We see chaos. We see shots fired. We hear them. Everyone immediately ducks down, trying to find a safe place to go. Immediately after that they told us to run, move, move, move. And that's what we did. We tried to find a safe place."
Investigators have not confirmed a motive in the case. A law enforcement source tells CNN Carey's boyfriend contacted police last December saying she was delusional, and thought President Obama had her under surveillance.