USA: Shootings At Holocaust Museum

At least two people have been shot at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington this afternoon. The perpetrator entered the museum just before one p.m; he was armed with a rifle and immediately shot a security guard. Other security guards returned fire. A bystander was wounded by flying glass.  Reports suggest that the shooter is aged 89 and  has links to a white supremacist group.

The Holocaust Memorial Museum gets roughly 1.7 million per visitors per year. At present it is shut while the FBI and local police investigate today’s shootings.