A man, Richard A. York III, 29 years old from Delaware, drove to the U. S. Capitol and crashed his car into the vehicle barricade at East Capitol Street and Second Street. While the man was getting out of the car, it became engulfed in flames. York then fired several shots into the air along East Capitol Street. When officers heard the sound of gunfire, they immediately responded and were approaching the man when he shot himself. Nobody else was hurt. While his motives were unclear, police said in a statement that he did not appear to be targeting any members of Congress. No one else was injured.