Shots Fired During LULAC ACTober Advocacy Days
October 3, 2013
Contact: Paloma Zuleta
pzuleta at lulac.org, (202) 812-4477
LULAC Members and Students Safe Amidst Crisis
Washington, D.C. – Members of the League of United Latin American
Citizens (LULAC) who are in Washington, D.C. for meetings at the White
House and on Capitol Hill are safe and out of harm’s way following
shots being fired on Capitol Hill.
LULAC National Executive Director Brent Wilkes said the LULAC National, Collegiate, and Youth Board, national members, and LNESC's 53 Washington Youth Leadership Seminar high school students were in lockdown inside the U.S. Capitol Building for more than half an hour Thursday as shots rang out near the building. News reports indicated a car chase began near the White House and ended at the Capitol with an auto collision followed by a series of shots being fired.
“Our members, including children, have been on Capitol Hill today as part of LULAC’s ACTober advocacy work on immigration, health care, education and other issues. While this was an unfortunate incident – and a frightening one – we are happy to report that all of our delegation members are safe,” Wilkes said.