Secret Service investigating shots fired outside of White House

The US Secret Service later tweeted that there were "no other reported injuries" and that medics were tending to unidentified male victim.

Now, the United States Secret Service has confirmed a Caucasian man has suffered a fatal, self-inflicted gunshot wound along the north fence line of the White House today.

He fired several rounds; police said none were directed toward the White House.

First lady Melania Trump was not in the White House, the Secret Service said.

Reporters in the White House briefing room first tweeted about the shooting, saying they had been told to shelter in place.

A man shot himself in the head in front of the White House without any apparent reason on March 3.

The man has been identified, but authorities are withholding his name as they are waiting for notifications from his family.

"We're aware of the incident".

The Secret Service says the man appears to have shot himself along the north fence line of the White House.

Streets surrounding the White House were closed and tourists were kept at bay as police cordoned off a large part of Pennsylvania Avenue across from Lafayette Square.

Trump is supposed to return to Washington D.C. from his Mar-a-Lago resort on Saturday evening for the Gridiron Dinner.

The president was briefed on the shooting. A Tennessee woman intentionally rammed her auto into a barrier outside of the White House on February 23.