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Earlier today, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor announced that a bullet had been shot through the window of his campaign office in Richmond. The Associated Press had reported that the bullet was fired through the window of the office of one of Cantor's political consultants, but an aide says the bullet was indeed fired through the window of Cantor's campaign office, late Monday night or early Tuesday morning, triggering an alarm in the building. Cantor's campaign office is located in a building that houses many office suites, the aide said.

The AP reports that Cantor told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that he didn't know whether the shot was fired at random, or whether it was politically motivated.

UPDATE: The AP reports that the bullet was fired through a first-floor window; Cantor's campaign leases an office on the second floor:

Later Thursday, however, Richmond police said in a news release that the bullet had been fired into the air around 1 a.m. Tuesday. It finished its arc back to earth at a sharp downward trajectory, breaking a window pane on the bottom floor of the two-story brick building where Cantor's campaign leases the top floor.


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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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