By Gary P Jackson
A gunman posing as an intern opened fire at the Family Research Council’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. today, striking two people.
The Family Research Council is a Christian, pro-life group.
From LifeNews.com: [emphasis mine]
Two people, including a security guard, were reportedly shot this morning at the headquarters of the pro-life group Family Research Council.
According to information provided to LifeNews from a Washington pro-life source, a man posing as an intern shot the guard at the FRC office located at 801 G Street, NW. FRC staffer Anna maria Hoffman added more information on Twitter, “Our security guard Leo [Johnson] got shot in the arm. Please keep him in your prayers.”
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins confirmed the security officer was shot and said in a statement, “The police are investigating this incident. Our first concern is with our colleague who was shot today. Our concern is for him and his family.”
WJLA News indicates the security guard and the suspect were reportedly shot at the Family Research Council headquarters, located in the Chinatown section of Washington.
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According to a Fox News report: “A suspect walked in and started yelling about things they (FRC) supported & opened fire.”
Leading pro-life groups have issued statements supporting FRC, with the Susan B. Anthony List saying, “Our prayers are with all of our friends at Family Research Council where an employee was shot this morning.”
FRC has been actively exposing the pro-abortion record of President Barack Obama.
Fox News reports the FBI has gotten involved and are treating this as an act of domestic terrorism:
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. WJLA-TV7 reported the suspect was also shot.
Authorities were treating the attack as a case of domestic terrorism.
The FRC is a conservative nonprofit that seeks to advance “faith, family and freedom in public policy and public opinion,” according to its website. The group weighs in on policy, and has often sent representatives to Congress to weigh in on the social effects of policy matters.
Our prayers go out to the injured, their families, and everyone at FRC.
Since 1983, Family Research Council (FRC) has advanced faith, family and freedom in public policy and public opinion. FRC’s team of seasoned experts promotes these core values through policy research, public education on Capitol Hill and in the media, and grassroots mobilization.
The pro-life group reviews legislation, meets with policymakers, published books and pamphlets, builds coalitions, testifies before Congress, and maintains a powerful presence in print and broadcast media. Through our outreach to pastors, we equip churches to transform the culture