FBI agents are still looking for the person or people who fired a gun at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in San Antonio, Texas, early Tuesday morning, Aug. 13, shattering several windows. Authorities described the shooting as a “targeted attack” against federal employees.
San Antonio police responded to a shooting that took place at a Northeast Side building that houses the Department of Homeland Security’s ICE division and arrived at the scene at approximately 3 a.m. on Tuesday.
Investigators said the alleged shooter is believed to have fired the shots from across the highway into the building. No one was hurt by the gunfire, however, if the bullets would have been “two inches in another direction, we could be talking about the murder of a federal official.”
The ICE office is located on the 14th floor of the high rise. Despite the time of the shooting, federal employees were present in the building.
Officers were not sure right away from where the shots were fired, or how they reached one of the top floors on one of the tallest buildings in the area.
Christopher Combs, special agent in charge of the San Antonio division of the FBI said he believed the shooter or shooters “did some research” and targeted the facility.
Police officers apprehended a man not far from where the shooting occurred early Tuesday but he was later released. Upon questioning it was discovered he was not connected with the shooting.
The FBI is handling the case, according to a San Antonio Police Department Officer Douglas Greene. FBI officials said they have opened an investigation into the shooting.
Law enforcement officials have yet to determine a motive for the shooting.