Tensions continue to rise as Republican campaign office in South Dayton, Florida is hailed in gunfire.
The shooting fortunately took place on a Sunday evening when the office was uninhabited so no casualties have been reported.
While the shooting is most similar to a drive-by it’s being classified as a vandalism by police captain Mark Cheatam who said, “The bullets entered low and then went high inside the office making us think they were fired from a car, but it’s something we are looking at.”
Republican Party Chairman Tony Ledbetter told the Daytona Beach News-Journal, “It’s a small strip center and no other business was vandalized, so it was obviously politically motivated.”
Linking the attack to the currently hostile political environment, Ledbetter believes Democrats are responsible for the destruction.
“I’m looking at the busted window that some nice Democrat did. Republicans don’t have any beef about what we are doing, it’s the Democrats,” Ledbetter stated.
“In 2018, this is a much tougher election cycle because this is not adversaries, this is not just Democrats and Republicans fighting about election day. This is sick people that who want to come out and bust windows and shoot bullet holes in my windows. It’s crazy.”
While the community tries to put together a motive some, including Marco Rubio, are distressed that such a potentially harmful attack is being classified as simply vandalism.
While no arrests have been made, law enforcement is pulling security footage from all nearby stores, hoping they will lead to the culprits.