Shooter Opens Fire At Family Research Council D.C. Offices
A gunman, possibly upset about FRC's policies, shot a guard at the conservative Christian group's Washington, D.C. offices this morning.
A gunman, possibly upset about FRC’s policies, shot a guard at the conservative Christian group’s Washington, D.C. offices this morning:
A security guard at the Family Research Council headquarters in Washington, D.C., was shot in the arm by a gunman who sources said expressed disagreement with the conservative group’s policy positions.
The guard, who was not identified, was conscious after the shooting and was being treated. The shooting occurred in the Chinatown neighborhood Wednesday morning. The gunman was apprehended and was being questioned by the FBI, sources said. Sources said he is in his twenties and may have been posing as an intern.
The suspect “made statements regarding their policies, and then opened fire with a gun striking a security guard,” a source told Fox News.
According to WaPo, the “guard and others wrestled the man to the ground, disarmed him and waited for police,” despite being shot at some point. An impressive feat, to be sure.
Reports are still sketchy, so the usual caveats about getting all the facts before jumping to any conclusions apply. If he did turn out to be motivated by antipathy for FRC’s politics, however….