statement on the shooting:
At approximately 11:46 AM, a white male suffered a self-inflicted gun-shot wound
to the head outside the North White House fence line.
The subject is deceased. The subject approached the vicinity of the North White
House fence line and removed a concealed handgun and fired several rounds,
none of which appear at this time to have been directed towards the White
The President and First Lady were not in the White House at the time of the
No other persons were injured as a result of this incident to include Secret Service
and responding law enforcement and medical emergency response personnel.