A guard was gunned down Wednesday in a horrific shooting at the US. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
The Washington Post reports that the shooting happened around 12:40 p.m. on June 10 after a gun-toting man burst through the front doors of the museum.
Before any of the guards could act against the gunman, he opened fire on the museum lobby. Stephen T. Johns, a Black security guard, was fatally wounded in the shooting. Officials at George Washington University Hospital said he’d been shot in the chest and that bullet exited through his neck.
Other guards on duty were able to fire back the gunman, who suffered a shot to the face.
The shooter has been identified as 88-year-old James von Brunn. He’s described as being a “hard-core” White supremacist who’s written and posted a number of violent rants about Black and Jewish people to the Internet.
As of June 11, he was listed in critical condition. There’s no word on the charges he may face.
– Sonya Eskridge