Shooting at Conservative Family Research Council

August 15, 2012 - 12:07 PM

FRC shooting

Police and FBI outside the offices of the Family Research Council, Washington, D.C., Wednesday August 15, 2012. (AP photo)

This story was updated at 12:40 p.m.

(CNSNews.com) - A male security guard at the Family Research Council was shot in the arm on Wednesday morning, at the group's office on the 800 block of G street in Northwest Washington.

The suspected shooter has been caught and is in custody.

The Family Research Council, a conservative family values organization, issued a statement shortly following the incident from its President Tony Perkins.

"The police are investigating this incident," Perkins said.  "Our first concern is with our colleague who was shot today. Our concern is for him and his family."

On its Web site, the FRC, a non-profit group, states that it "has advanced faith, family and freedom in public policy and public opinion" since 1983.