|Tony Ledbetter standing in front of window that was shot at|
A gunman in Florida fired at least 4 shots into the Volusia County Republican Party’s offices, police said Monday.
South Daytona police Capt. Mark Cheatham told reporters that nobody was injured in the shooting, that occurred between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning. A suspect has also not been identified, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Tony Ledbetter, the chairman of the Volusia Co. GOP, told WFTV news station that a volunteer found the window’s shattered on Monday morning. 4 bullets had pierced the drywall in the office, he said.
"You’ve got some sick person and I’ll call them out, they’re Democrats. No Republican’s got any reason to come attack our location," said Ledbetter.
"We've never had any kind of vandalism before at a Republican Headquarters," Tony Ledbetter, the chairman of Volusia County’s Republican Party, said in an email Monday morning. "It’s a small strip center and no other business was vandalized, so it was obviously politically motivated."
Ledbetter tells the News-Journal that he was the last person to leave the GOP headquarters on Sunday at 4 pm, while employees at nearby businesses - including an e-cigarette store, a restaurant and a massage parlor had closed by 10 pm. Nobody heard the shots fired.
Republicans have also been targeted with acts of violence. A vandal in Bakersfield, California, threw a giant boulder through the offices of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on October 22.