Windows Shot at Congressman's Office

Texas Rep. Gene Green's office may not have been intended target
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2011 1:40 AM CDT
Gene Green, a Democrat, has been the representative for Texas' 29th congressional district since 1993.   (Nick Wass/AP Images for Target)

(Newser) – Shots were fired at the Houston office of Rep. Gene Green yesterday morning, but there were no injuries at the Democrat's office. Police suspect it may have been a random attack. The shots, which shattered a window and damaged nearby properties, probably came from a pellet gun, police say. Green says his office isn't going to step up security because extra precautions were introduced after the Gabrielle Giffords shooting. "The staff has been briefed and trained on what to do in a problem," he tells the Houston Chronicle. "I grew up in north side Houston and never thought I couldn't protect myself."

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