The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) company has hit out at its detractors following in a single day shootings at two of its workplaces in San Antonio, Texas.
The shootings reportedly came about at round 3 a.m. on Tuesday, with employees reportedly working in a minimum of one of many two neighboring workplaces that got here beneath hearth.
While nobody was injured within the assault, Christopher Combs, head of the FBI’s San Antonio operations, warned that had the bullets “gone two inches in another direction…we could be here today talking about the murder of a federal official.”
Calling the shootings “cowardly, brazen, violent acts,” Combs stated that whoever had fired the pictures appeared to have performed “some research” as a result of “they knew what floors ICE was on, and they hit those.”
In a press release, ICE laid blame for the incident on “political rhetoric” and “misinformation” across the Trump administration’s detention insurance policies.
“Political rhetoric and misinformation that various politicians, media outlets and activist groups recklessly disseminate to the American people regarding the ICE mission only serve to further encourage these violent acts,” the company stated in a press release supplied to NBC News by way of its San Antonio workplace.
“ICE officers put their lives on the line each and every day to keep our communities safe,” the statement said. “This disturbing public discourse shrouds our critical law enforcement function and unnecessarily puts our officers’ safety at risk.”
In a photograph shared on Twitter by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli, a shattered window with a bullet gap may be seen at one of many workplace buildings.
“Here’s a photo of one of the bullet holes from this morning,” Cuccinelli wrote. “USCIS stands with ICE as they work to enforce our laws and keep Americans safe!”
So far, the FBI has but to determine any suspects within the taking pictures.
Combs stated the company could be staying vigilant, nevertheless, warning that investigators are involved that there may very well be additional assaults aimed toward ICE.
“We cannot allow political discourse to lead us to the point of violence, where federal employees, innocent people doing their jobs, are put in harm’s way,” he stated.
Newsweek has reached out to ICE for touch upon this text.