Wednesday, June 10, 2009

How very sad

That an 88 year old man has so much hate in him that he has to shoot up the Holocaust Museum. I don't understand people like that. Why hate people?

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A lone gunman wounded a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Wednesday before being wounded himself by return fire from other guards, police said.
Police cars mass outside the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington after a shooting there on Wednesday.

Police cars mass outside the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington after a shooting there on Wednesday.

The wounded guard later died according to CNN affiliate WJLA, citing fire and police officials.

The suspect was identified as James von Brunn, an 88-year-old white supremacist from Maryland, two law enforcement officials told CNN.

The gunman entered the museum at 12:50 p.m. with a rifle and immediately shot a museum security guard, said Chief Cathy Lanier of the District of Columbia's Metropolitan Police Department. Two other security guards returned fire, wounding the gunman, she said.

Both the gunman and a security guard were taken to George Washington University Hospital, where the gunman was in "critical" condition and the security guard in "grave" condition, said D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty. Neither Lanier nor Fenty would identify the gunman or the wounded security guard.

Emergency vehicles converged on the area, which is near the Washington Monument and other popular tourist attractions. The museum was full at the time, with a "couple of thousand" people inside, said William Parsons, the chief of staff.

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