Security Guard for Conservative Group Shot in DC 8/15/12
August 15, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI says it doesn't know what prompted today's shooting at the Washington headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group.
Authorities say an armed man walked into the building and was confronted by a security guard -- whom he shot in the arm before the guard and others wrestled him to the ground.
The man was taken into custody by the FBI and is being interviewed. Authorities haven't identified him.
The shooting took place at the headquarters of the Family Research Council. It advocates conservative positions on social issues and strongly opposes gay marriage and abortion.
Officials say they don't know if the shooting was connected to the group's activities.
The group's president, Tony Perkins, released a statement saying, "Our first concern is with our colleague who was shot today."