"Nothing will stop us", woman tweeted before getting shot at US Capitol

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Image tweeted by @MrReaganUSA
Image tweeted by @MrReaganUSA

Washington : The American woman who was shot dead on Thursday at the US Capitol has been identified as Ashli Babbitt, a strong supporter of Donald Trump. She had served in the United States Air Force, said a media report.

The violence erupted when hundreds of Donald Trump supporters tried to enter the US Capitol to apparently overturn the US Election result in Mr Trump's favour.

"The woman is Ashli Babbitt, a 14-year veteran, who served four tours with the US Air Force," San Diego TV station KUSI reported, citing the woman's husband.

"She was a strong supporter of President Trump," the report added, saying the woman was from the San Diego area in southern California. 

The woman was shot dead when some security personnel drew their guns out to stop the protestors advancing in the building.

She died shortly after being wounded, Washington police said without elaborating.

A day before the tragic death she had tweeted her support for Donald Trump.

"Nothing will stop us....they can try and try and try but the storm is here and it is descending upon DC in less than 24 hours....dark to light!", she wrote in a tweet on Tuesday.