HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) — Police are investigating after a number of shots have been fired at the state Capitol building.
At least three bullet holes have been found on the south aspect of the building Tuesday morning.
A Channel 3 crew noticed a bullet gap present in two home windows close to doorways, and one other present in a lightweight fixture.
While the holes have been discovered Tuesday morning, police mentioned it’s unclear when the shots have been truly fired.
As quickly as Capitol Police discovered them, they looped in state police, who introduced within the Central District Major Crimes Division.
Brian Foley, assistant to the commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, mentioned it’s doubtless that the shots have been fired over the vacation weekend.
He added that there are not any plans proper now to make any modifications to safety at the Capitol.
“Too early to assess that. The Capitol Police Department does a pretty good job at keeping this place safe. So obviously a great concern to all of us, but at the same time they do a good job at keeping people safe,” Foley said.
Evidence has been collected, and safety digicam footage from the Capitol, state buildings, and any from close by metropolis cameras are being reviewed.
There can be ShotSpotter within the space.
Capitol Police additionally has officers strolling a beat 24-7, so they might’ve been there every time shots have been fired.
However, it is attainable it may’ve been a decrease caliber gun, or shot from a automobile.
Those elements may’ve made it tougher to listen to.
Crews have been seen late Tuesday morning cleansing up the shattered glass.
Lawmakers mentioned they’re hoping this is not any form of message for them.
“Frankly, its sad to say this, we’re hoping it’s some sort of random act, and not some kind of assault on our democracy. But I guess once we know more we can go from there,” mentioned Democratic State Rep. Steve Stafstrom.
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