The country mourned Monday after learning about the mass shooting deaths at the Washington Navy Yard. For a few scary moments, Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Morgan feared for his mother's safety.
|The mother of Redskins wide receiver Josh Morgan is safe after the Washington Navy Yard shooting on Sept. 16. (AP Photo/Don Wright)|
Morgan told reporters that his mom works on the same floor of the Navy Yard building where the shooting occurred, according to The Washington Post. Morgan, who grew up in the area, said he was unable to reach his mother after he learned of the shooting.
Eventually Morgan confirmed through a Redskins spokesperson that his mother was safe. Before that happened, Morgan told reporters that he had a similar experience on Sept. 11, 2001 when his mother worked at the Pentagon.
"It happened in 9/11 when she was at the Pentagon," Morgan said. "It happened to me when I was at Virginia Tech, the shooting down there. Kind of all too familiar with it unfortunately, I'm just praying for the best and hoping to hear from her soon," Morgan said before he knew she was out of harm's way.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to all the victims and their families.