(WGN-AM)- A gunman exchanged fire with security guards inside the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. on Wednesday.
A law enforcement official said that James Von Brunn, an elderly white supremacist, is being investigated as the prime suspect in the shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Museum.
U.S. Park Police initially gave slightly different information, saying three people had been shot. Fire department spokesman Alan Etter told CNN a third person was hurt after being cut by broken glass. Several witnesses said they saw the security guard on the floor and bleeding.
The museum normally has a heavy security presence with guards positioned both inside and outside. All visitors are required to pass through metal detectors at the entrance, and bags are screened.
Schlosser said park police SWAT teams were doing a secondary sweep of the building, but they didn't believe there was another gunman.
The museum, located just off the National Mall near the Washington Monument, is a popular tourist attraction. It draws about 1.7 million visitors each year.
(The Associated Press contributed to this story)
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