D.C. police identified the man as 26-year-old Cameron Ross Burgess, of Maylene, Alabama.
Law enforcement personnel told WTOP’s J.J. Green that the victim came up to the fence and stood outside for a few minutes before taking a concealed handgun weapon from his pocket.
Speaking for the Secret Service, Mason F. Brayman said the man approached the fence shortly before noon and fired several rounds from a handgun. Brayman says none of the shots appear to have been directed toward the White House.
No one else was reported to be hurt in the shooting.
The President and first lady were not at the White House during the time of the incident; they were in Florida.
Vehicle and pedestrian traffic around the White House was affected.
UPDATE: Pedestrian and Vehicular traffic around the @WhiteHouse is being impacted due to the incident.