Man with gun shot near White House checkpoint

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC NEWS)---A man was shot outside the White House grounds after approaching a checkpoint with a gun and refusing commands to drop it, officials said.

The White House was placed on lockdown after the shooting near 17th and E streets, which is outside the White House grounds. The shooting was reported shortly after 3 p.m.

A white male was shot in the chest, officials said. D.C. Fire and EMS said the person who was shot was transported in critical condition. Officials said the man was shot after several commands to drop the gun.

President Barack Obama is not at the White House. Police are looking for a vehicle that may have been used by the man who was shot.

The White House lockdown was lifted by 4 p.m.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC NEWS)---The White House was placed under lockdown Friday after a shooting near the grounds, authorities said.

The shooting was reported shortly after 3 p.m. D.C. Fire and EMS said one person was shot at the intersection of 17th and E streets, which is outside the White House grounds, and the injured person was transported with critical injuries.

President Barack Obama is not at the White House.

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