Authorities in Virginia are investigating the shooting of the office of Republican Attorney General Jason Miyares’ office, according to a report by The Daily Caller.
The bullet hole was found shortly after Republicans spoke out about the rights of citizens to worship.
“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.
“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. (RELATED: Another Pro-Life Group Attacked With Molotov Cocktails)
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.
The alleged attack came just days after the attorney general tweeted about Virginian’s right to freely practice religion without the threat of protesters disrupting them, particularly over the issue of abortion.
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
“Some on the extreme left have responded to this week’s reprehensible leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion by calling for pro-abortion protests inside and outside of Catholic parishes this Sunday,” Miyares tweeted. “No one has the right to interfere with the fundamental and natural right of all Virginians to practice their religion in peace.”
“I will not hesitate to bring suit to protect the religious freedom of the citizens of this Commonwealth,” he added, following word that the pro-choice group, “Ruth Sent Us,” was on the warpath about the issue of abortion. The group shared the attorney general’s video on their Twitter account.