When the dramatic shooting incident commenced on Capitol Hill on Thursday afternoon, numerous witnesses sprung into action to capture the real-time details of the tense situation. One officer was injured in the high-speed chase that ended with officers shooting and killing suspect Miriam Carey outside the Hart Senate Office Building and officers removing an 18-month-old child from the car who officials say is in good condition. 
As authorities chased down Carey outside the Capitol after she attempted to ram through White House security gates -- prompting a shutdown of the Capitol building -- journalists, bystanders, tourists and even Washington, D.C., lawmakers and their staffs took to Twitter to share their individual views of the ordeal, leaving us with the extraordinary snapshots below.