A Secret Service spokesman said “there is currently no indication that this incident was directed towards any protectees or the Naval Observatory.”
WASHINGTON — The Secret Service was investigating reports of a single gunshot early Monday near the U.S. Naval Observatory, which is the home of Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff.
In a statement, a Secret Service spokesman, Lt. Paul Mayhair, said uniformed division officers responded to the reports at 34th Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW around 1:30 a.m. ET.
“No one was reported to be injured and there is currently no indication that this incident was directed towards any protectees or the Naval Observatory,” Mayhair said. “Roads around the intersection are temporarily closed due to the ongoing investigation.”
Officials outside the main entrance to the residence Monday morning were examining a stoplight whose top part had been shattered. The Secret Service had cleared the scene, and surrounding roads had reopened later in the morning and the affected stoplight remained in use.
Harris, the first female and first Black vice president, and Emhoff were not at the residence. Harris is in Los Angeles with events on her public schedule Monday.
In the afternoon, she was expected to tape an episode of “The Jennifer Hudson Show” and then tour and deliver remarks at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator “to highlight how the Biden-Harris Administration is investing in America and supporting entrepreneurs to build a clean energy future for all,” the White House said.
The Naval Observatory, in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, is about 2 miles northwest of the White House. The area is tightly secured by the Secret Service.
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