Two Men Shot at U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in D.C.

By Eric Fingerhut (JTA)

Published June 10, 2009.

Two men, including a security guard, were shot Wednesday at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.

A man with a shotgun entered the museum shortly before 1 p.m. and opened fire on a security guard near the metal detectors at the facility’s entrance, according to media reports. The security guards returned fire and the gunman was wounded.

Both men have been transported to a local hospital. Their conditions are not yet known. A third man was reportedly injured by shattered glass and treated at the scene.

No information was yet available about the shooter or his motive. The museum has been evacuated.

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