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What we know about the 4 deaths in the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol

January 7, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Protesters supporting U.S. President Donald Trump break into the U.S. Capitol on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. Pro-Trump protesters entered the U.S. Capitol building during demonstrations in the nation's capital. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

One woman was fatally shot by police and three people died of apparent medical emergencies Wednesday when a mob of President Trump's supporters stormed the US Capitol.

(CNN)One woman was fatally shot by police and three people died of apparent medical emergencies Wednesday when a mob of President Trump's supporters stormed the US Capitol.

The four people died during a stunning attack at the heart of American democracy as members of the mob vandalized the building and assaulted police officers.

At least 14 DC Metropolitan Police officers were injured, including one who was hospitalized after suffering serious injuries when he was pulled into a crowd and assaulted, Police Chief Robert Contee said.

Woman shot by police

One member of the mob, an adult woman yet to be identified, was fatally shot by a plainclothes Capitol Police officer as she tried to gain access to a blocked off part of the Capitol, according to Contee and witnesses.

Contee said members of the mob attempted to gain access to the House and were confronted by plainclothes Capitol Police officers.

One officer shot the woman, who was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead.

"The second that she climbed through the window she got shot right in the neck area, fell backwards," Sullivan said in an interview that broadcast on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360. "

The woman was trying to enter an area that did not yet appear to have been breached by rioters, Sullivan said.

Chief Contee also said three people died from "medical emergencies" during the riot.

Earlier Wednesday, DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported people to area hospitals with injuries ranging from cardiac arrest to multiple fractures after falling from scaffolding on the West front of the Capitol building.

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