This is a tweet written by the New York Times. The headline attaches Thursday’s shooting as part of the unfurling government shutdown. The New York Times did not know this when they wrote the tweet, and an hour later we still know nothing about why the incident occurred.
Fiscal Crisis: Reports of Shooter Outside Capitol http://t.co/rKed1iE8mg
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 3, 2013