DC hospitals treat 10 involved in Capitol riot: 6 things to know

At least 10 people were transported to area hospitals after rioters supporting President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol grounds Jan. 6, and five people died, including a woman who was shot by a Capitol police officer, reports NBC Washington.

Seven things to know:

1. Ashlie Babbitt, 35, an Air Force veteran from California, was fatally shot inside the Capitol building and pronounced dead at a local hospital, her ex-husband told The Washington Post. Police have not confirmed Ms. Babbitt's identity or details of her shooting, but D.C. Police Chief Robert J. Contee III said a member of the U.S. Capitol Police fired the fatal shot, according to the Post

2. Alabama native Kevin Greeson, 55, died after experiencing a heart attack outside the Capitol, reports The New York Times. Benjamin Philips, 50, of Ringtown, Pa., and Rosanne Boyland, 34, of Kennesaw, Ga., also died of unknown medical emergencies during the rioting, according to CNN.

3. Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick died the night of Jan. 7 from injuries he sustained "while physically engaging" with rioters, according to a separate report from the Times. His death marks the fifth linked to the Capitol event.

4. Injuries ranged from cardiac arrest to multiple fractures after someone fell off scaffolding near the Captiol's West end, Douglas Buchanan, chief of communications for  D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services, told CNN. Two people taken to the hospital received CPR, according to the Post.

5. Up to 60 police officers were injured and 15 were hospitalized, according to The Hill. One officer required hospitalization after being pulled into a crowd and assaulted, while another suffered "significant facial injuries" after being hit by an object, Mr. Contee III told reporters during a Jan. 6 briefing, according to the Post. Other injuries were less severe.

6. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital treated six patients involved in the incident in its emergency department Jan. 6, a spokesperson confirmed to Becker's. Sibley Memorial Hospital received and treated one patient who has since been released, a spokesperson said.  

7. Ambulance teams in Arlington, Va., were told to avoid transporting patients to hospitals in Washington, D.C., the afternoon of Jan. 6, reports arlnow.com.

Editor's note: This article was updated Jan. 8 and Jan. 11 to provide additional information. 

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