Twitter relays info on Holocaust Museum shooting in Washington, D.C.
Per the Washington Post, two people, including a security guard, were shot today inside the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. The shooting was reported to police at 12:52 p.m. local time.
The first tweet on the incident came around that time from a Twitterer in nearby Maryland.
- buongiornodaisy There’s been a shooting at the museum where my mom works. She’s okay. Still: universe, wtf? 10 Jun 2009 from TwitterFox
Twitterers in Washington, D.C. provided some of the first accounts and relayed information on the shooting.
Michelle_Sigona (Washington, D.C.) early reports coming in, shooting inside holocaust museum in D.C.
DanScheeler (Washington, D.C.) Stilled stunned by news of the Holocaust Museum shooting - was at a meeting there just 2 hours ago.
Melisanthrope (Alexandria, Va.) Wow, the USPP helicopter I saw over the Mall is looking for a shooter who fled the US Holocaust Museum. Prayers for those injured.
AmandaCarpenter (Washington, D.C.) For those who don’t know. Holocaust museum near many other monuments and memorials, heavy tourist area.
kmdmozzone (Washington, D.C.) Holocaust Museum Shooting- Police helicopter overhead and a constant sound of sirens here. 3 victims reported shot. #Holocaustmuseumshooting
A tweet from the Netherlands provided the first reaction from Israel:
- RBaruch (Den Haag, Netherlands) The Consulate of Israel called the shooting at the holocaust museum”disturbing” and said it seemed “someone didn’t internalize the message.” 10 Jun 2009 from TweetDeck
The Holocaust Museum is a “living memorial, inspiring citizens to confront hatred, promote human dignity and prevent genocide,” according to the Bio on its Twitter account @HolocaustMuseum.