June 19, 2013
Family Research Council Guard Wounded in Shooting
Posted on Aug 15, 2012
Authorities are trying to determine why a gunman walked into the lobby of the Family Research Council headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday and opened fire, leaving one security guard injured.
The guard, who was shot in the arm, is said to be in stable condition. “The security guard here is a hero, as far as I’m concerned,” D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said. “He did his job. The person never made it past the front.”
Police say the shooter, who is now in FBI custody, at one point voiced disagreement with the conservative policy organization’s views. It remains unclear whether the Family Research Council was targeted because of its political views, but officials say that will be part of the investigation.
“We don’t know enough about him or his circumstances to determine what his connection is to this group [the research council] or his mental state, or what he was doing or thinking of doing,” James McJunkin, head of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, said. “So we’re going to try to sort this all out, pull the evidence together, do all the interviews we can.”
—Posted by Tracy Bloom.
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