UPDATE: Authorities have confirmed that the security guard who was wounded in the shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., earlier today has died. He is identified as Stephen Tyrone Johns, an African-American man who has worked at the museum for the last six years, according to the WashingtonPost.com. A third person was also wounded in the shooting according to D.C. police.
The museum has issued a statement saying, “There are no words to express our grief.”
The gunman, identified as James W. von Brunn, 88 served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, worked for 20 years as an advertising executive and film producer and most recently became an artist and author. Police say he had a notebook with the addresses of other locations.—WLW
Gunfire broke out at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Wednesday, June 10, after 88-year-old White supremacist James von Brunn pulled out what looked to be a “long gun” by eyewitnesses and opened fire at the museum’s entrance, according to CNN.com. Von Brunn wounded a security guard before being injured with return fire from two other guards on duty. Both the security guard and von Brunn were transported to George Washington University Hospital. Their condition is not available at this time.
The museum, which is situated near the National Mall and a few blocks from the White House, has been evacuated and will be closed for the remainder of the day.—WLW