Shooting at Family Research Council headquarters


WASHINGTON, D.C. — A security guard was shot and wounded Wednesday morning at the Family Research Council headquarters.

The gunman had entered the office building and, according to Fox News, expressed disagreement with FRC's conservative policy positions and then opened fired hitting the security guard.

"The police are investigating this incident," said Family Research Council President Tony Perkins. "Our first concern is with our colleague who was shot today. Our concern is for him and his family."

Reports state that the suspect may have been carrying a Chick-fil-A bag that has been the center of controversy after Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy said he supported traditional marriage.

NBC4 reported that the suspect was armed with a 9mm handgun. Authorities found two loaded magazines with 15 rounds each in the suspect's backpack.

Authorities are investigating whether to treat the shooting as a domestic terrorism case.

Peter Sprigg, FRC Senior Fellow for Policy Studies, thanked the Family Research Council supporters for their prayers on his Twitter page. "Thanks to all for your prayers after today's shooting at [FRC] esp. for security guard who acted heroically," he wrote.

Family Research Council speaks out on issues concerning the family and supports traditional marriage and biblical values.