A security guard named Leo Johnson took a shot in the arm but still managed to save what could have been a massacre at the Family Research Center – and it appears to be for political reasons. According to Megyn Kelly, the shooter commented on FRC policies before opening fire on the security guard.
Below is the latest report from Fox News:
I’ll update you when I get more on the story.
UPDATE: Romney responds to the shooting:
“I am appalled by the shooting today at the offices of the Family Research Council in our nation’s capital. There is no place for such violence in our society. My prayers go out to the wounded security guard and his family, as well as all the people at the Family Research Council whose sense of security has been shattered by today’s horrific events.”
UPDATE 2: Apparently the shooter had Chick-fil-A in his bag and said that he was doing it because he disagreed with the organization:
FOX NEWS – The suspect “made statements regarding their policies, and then opened fire with a gun striking a security guard,” a source told Fox News. WJLA-TV7 reported the suspect was also shot. Sources also said the gunman may have been carrying a bag from Chick-fil-A, the embattled fast-food restaurant whose president came under fire from gay activists after he said he did not agree with same-sex marriage.
Sources told Fox New that after guard took away his gun, the suspect said, “Don’t shoot me, it was not about you, it was what this place stands for.”
Authorities were treating the attack as a case of domestic terrorism, although James McJunkin, the head of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, said authorities do not yet know the gunman’s motive.