A bullet was found to have been shot into the sixth-floor window of the Virginia attorney general’s office in Richmond, according to The Washington Examiner.
Authorities in Virginia are investigating the shooting that took place at the Barbara Johns Building where a small hole was found in the window, police spokesman Joe Macenka told the Washington Examiner.
“There is no indication that this incident was targeted at the OAG specifically or any individual employee,” Chief Deputy Attorney General Chuck Slemp told the attorney general’s office in an email.
Attorney General Jason Miyares had not acknowledged the discovery of the bullet on social media as of Tuesday afternoon, however the attack was found to have taken place shortly after the Republican spoke out about the rights of citizens to worship, according to a report by The Daily Caller.
“Capitol Police were called to the Barbara Johns Building at 7:13 p.m. Monday for a report of a bullet that may have been fired into the building from outside,” Public Information officer Joe Macenka told The Daily Wire.
I deeply respect the First Amendment rights of speech and assembly. But no one has the right to interfere with the fundamental and natural right of all Virginians to practice their religion in peace. pic.twitter.com/LgNrhpPhdD
— Jason Miyares (@JasonMiyaresVA) May 7, 2022
“Officers found a bullet in a sixth-floor office that also had a small round hole near the top of a window. Capitol Police are investigating the matter and have no further comment at this time,” Macenka reportedly said.
According to an email reviewed by The Daily Wire, Chief Deputy Attorney General Chuck Slemp first notified colleagues that “a single round from a firearm was shot into a window of the Barbara Johns Building.”
“The round was located by housekeeping staff last night,” the email reportedly continued. “There is no indication that this incident was targeted at the OAG specifically or any individual employee.”
Sleep said that there would be additional police at the building “for the foreseeable future,” as authorities attempt to resolve the situation.