The Secret Service tweeted: "No other reported injuries related to the incident at the White House".
Law enforcement officers speak to witnesses after a security scare at the White House when a man apparently shot himself, according to a law enforcement source.
Outside the White House several blocks are closed down by the Secret Service after reports a person allegedly suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Officials say Cameron Ross Burgess removed a concealed handgun and began firing rounds in the vicinity of the North White House fence line just after 11:45 a.m. Saturday.
Authorities were withholding the man's name until relatives were notified.
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The shooting sparked panic inside the building, with staff and journalists told to take shelter.
JOURNALISTS hid in the briefing room of the White House yesterday after a man shot himself in the head outside the gates.
The incident increased security at the White House, and reporters were temporarily sent down to the basement.
Secret Service agents raced to the site following the shooting at around 5pm United Kingdom time on Saturday. None of the shots appeared to have been directed at the White House.