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News Desk: Guard Wounded in Shooting at Family Research Council DC Office

Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer.



Few details are out at this point, but about 10:45 this morning, one man shot and wounded a security guard in the lobby of the Family Research Council offices in Washington, DC. The guard, who was shot in the arm, was hospitalized.

From CNN:

The suspect, who the FBI said was in custody, made some comments about the organization before opening fire, a law enforcement official said. The official had no details on the specific remarks, but said at least one witness heard them.

Officials are interviewing the injured guard and others, the official said, describing the suspect as being in his late 20s.

Metro Police Chief Cathy Lanier said wounded guard, along with others, “wrestled the suspect to the ground.”

FBI spokesperson Jacqueline Maguire said the FBI and Metro Police are investigating

… ‘to determine motive/intent and whether a hate crime/terrorism nexus exists.’

The Washington Post includes this

Authorities did not identify the shooter or the security guard. They also would not say what kind of gun the shooter used or whether the security guard was armed. They still are uncertain of a motive, they said.

The Family Research Council is a conservative organization that deals in issues of faith, family and freedom, according to its Web site. The site says the organization is against abortion and euthanasia and considers homosexuality to be a sin.

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2 Responses to News Desk: Guard Wounded in Shooting at Family Research Council DC Office

  1. PWT August 15, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    I blame Sarah Palin and the NRA.

  2. Taylor Marsh August 15, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    We should at least all agree that shootings like this are serious and take them as such.

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