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Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 08/16/2012

DeMorning Links: Shots fired at Family Research Council

The scene on G Street NW after Wednesday morning’s shooting. (Jonathan Newton - WASHINGTON POST)
D.C. experienced a rare and bizarre act of what appears to be politically motivated violence Wednesday. Authorities say Floyd Lee Corkins II, a 28-year-old Herndon resident, “walked into the Washington headquarters of the Family Research Council and shot a security guard before the wounded guard and others wrestled him to the floor and subdued him until police arrived,” the Post reports. The FRC is outspoken on social conservative issues, and Corkins reportedly made comments critical of its agenda. Officials also said he “entered the lobby carrying a satchel, with a bag from a Chick-fil-A restaurant inside.” Other details are scarce, but Corkins was known to volunteer at a gay-and-lesbian community center in the city and have a deep interest in Friedrich Nietzsche.

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