“Our first concern is with our colleague who was shot today. Our concern is for him and his family,” Perkins said.
The group’s offices are in the 800 block of G Street N.W., and police officials told reporters a suspect was in custody in the shooting.
Fox News reported a suspect walked in, started yelling about things FRC supported and opened fire.
The organization, founded in 1983, works to forward faith, family and freedom issues in public policy. It informs lawmakers and staff on Capitol Hill, reviews legislation and provides expert testimony in Congress. The group has been active in exposing pro-abortion and other agendas of the Obama administration.
The pro-life news outlet LifeNews.com reported the attacker was a man posing as an intern.
LifeNews.com also reported FRC staff member Anna Maria Hoffman posted on Twitter, “Our security guard Leo got shot in the arm. Please keep him in your prayers.”
A public information officer for the Washington police department said the shooting happened about 10:45 a.m. Eastern.
“A security guard confronted the suspect, which is a matter of their policy. The suspect did fire upon the security guard. The security guard was struck, and transported to a hospital,” the police report said.
The security guard was listed in stable condition, police said.
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