UPDATE: An armed man was shot near the White House today when he approached a Secret Service checkpoint and refused to drop his gun.
EARLIER: Multiple news agencies are reporting a shooting has taken place on West Executive Drive, possibly on White House grounds.
The White House is on lockdown and CNN is reporting that a suspect fired shots at the White House complex grounds. The suspect is reportedly down, shot by a Secret Service agent. They have been rushed to a local hospital.
The President is not at the White House. He is playing golf at nearby Joint Base Andrews.
We will update the story as more information becomes available.