Guard shot at Family Research Council

The shooting occurred in Washington D.C.'s Chinatown

By Associated Press
Published August 15, 2012 4:08PM (EDT)

WASHINGTON — A security guard for a conservative Christian lobbying group has been shot in the arm in the Chinatown neighborhood of the District of Columbia.

A police spokeswoman says the shooting happened Wednesday morning in the 800 block of G Street, at the headquarters of the Family Research Council. Police say one person has been taken into custody. The FBI is also responding.

The Family Research Council says in a statement that the guard was employed by the organization. Tony Perkins, the group's president, says: "Our first concern is with our colleague who was shot today."

The guard was conscious and breathing after the shooting.

The Family Research Council says it advocates "faith, family and freedom in public policy and public opinion."

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