The security guard died from his wounds.
Shooting Reported at U.S. Holocaust Museum
D.C. fire department spokesman Alan Etter said a police officer had been shot outside the museum. It was not immediately clear what agency the officer was from, or how serious the injuries were.
Fox News is reporting that one person’s arrested, and three people were shot and are on the way to the hospital.
The FBI terrorism task force is on the scene and the area has been secured.
The Washington Post has more details:
A gunman armed with a shotgun walked into the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in downtown Washington today and opened fire on a security guard before being shot and seriously wounded by two other guards, authorities said.
The security guard and the gunman were both transported to George Washington University Hospital with serious injuries, police said. A hospital spokesperson declined to release information on the condition of the two.
A third person sustained minor injuries in the shooting, according to police.
A law enforcement source identified the gunman as James W. von Brunn, who is known to authorities as a white supremacist.
The gunman is in critical condition.