HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Police are investigating after several shots were fired at the State Capitol building.
At least three bullet holes were found on the south side of the building on Tuesday morning.
A Channel 3 crew saw a bullet hole found in two windows near the doors and another found in a light fixture.
As the holes were discovered Tuesday morning, police said it was not clear when the shots were actually fired.
As soon as Capitol Police found them, they looped into the State Police, which appealed to the Central District Major Crime Division.
Brian Foley, assistant commissioner for the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, said it was likely the shots were fired over the holiday weekend.
He added that there are no plans to make any security changes at the Capitol at this time.
“Too early to assess this. The Capitol Police Department is doing a very good job of keeping this place safe. So it’s obviously a big concern for all of us, but at the same time they’re doing a good job of ensuring people’s safety, ”Foley said. .
Evidence has been gathered and footage from Capitol Hill security cameras, state buildings and all cameras in the nearby town are being reviewed.
There is also ShotSpotter in the area.
The Capitol Police also have officers walking around the clock, so they would have been there whenever shots were fired.
However, it is possible that it was a smaller caliber weapon or a shot from a vehicle.
These factors could have made it more difficult to hear.
Crews were seen late Tuesday morning cleaning up broken glass.
Lawmakers said they hoped it wasn’t a message to them.
“Frankly, it’s sad to say that, we hope this is some kind of random act, not some kind of aggression against our democracy. But I guess once we know more, we can. go from there, ”said Democratic State Representative Steve. Stafstrom.
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