Developing: Stabbing and Shooting near VCU

Good morning from Gray. Here's a look at some of the stories you will want to catch before you leave the house on 12 News Today.

Today the investigation continues of an incident near the White House that left parts of the Capitol on lockdown. Police are still trying to figure out why 34-year-old Miriam Carey drove to the White House and then led police on a chase. Wile the motive is still unclear--police believe the incident is isolated.

We're tracking a developing story. In a matter of hours overnight, there was a fatal shooting and a stabbing near VCU. The stabbing happened two blocks south of the Siegel Center, and the suspect is still on the run. That fatal shooting happened at a Rite Aide off campus. It's just a short walk from Monroe Park, at Belvidere and Broad.

And this morning as we are under the fourth day of the Government Shutodwn. At least one State Zoo is offering a little bit of relief to federal workers. The Virginia Zoo in Norfolk is right now offering free admission to Federal Employees who show a valid federal ID at the gate. The offer is valid Monday through Friday or the duration of the shutdown.

A relatively quiet hurricane season in the U.S. could get a bit busier this weekend. Tropical Storm Karen is poised to become the first named storm to hit the U.S. during what had been a relatively quiet hurricane season. Karen is forecast to lash the northern Gulf Coast as a weak hurricane or tropical storm. We are tracking the system and let you know how the storm may impact us.

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