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FBI investigates shooting at home frequented by GOP candidate’s children: report

FBI investigates shooting at home frequented by GOP candidate’s children: report

The FBI is investigating a shooting that happened last month at North Carolina a home belonging to the parents of Pat Harrigan, a former Green Beret candidate and Republican candidate running for Congress, according to reports.

WBT News reports Thursday that the FBI is involved in the investigation. The agency could not get confirmation.

A bullet hole from the shooting in the Harrigan family home next to a photo from a campaign video.

A bullet hole from the shooting in the Harrigan family home next to a photo from a campaign video.
(Pat Harrigan Campaign)

said Harrigan’s campaign manager The Carolina Journal that the suspect shot at his parents’ home in Hickory. He said Harrigan’s children were in the home at the time and the bullet entered just a few feet from where they were sleeping.

Harrigan’s campaign told Fox News Digital that his children often spend the night at the house, but he was not there at the time of the shooting.

As of Thursday, no arrests had been made in the incident. Harrigan’s campaign has not confirmed this FBI is involved in the investigation.

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It’s Harrigan running against Democratic State Senator Jeff Jackson in North Carolina’s 14th Congressional District.

In a statement Thursday, Harrigan said his opponent’s policies have led to “rising inflation, economic ruin and rising crime — including political violence.

“My mission is a better economy, less inflation and safe streets. A bullet and death threats are not enough to get this Green Beret off that mission.”

After the tweet, Jackson’s campaign pulled the political ad from WCCB-TV and other local stations. The ad featured Harrigan’s own house, not his parents’ home where the shooting took place, his campaign said.

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“We fully support law enforcement as they investigate this incident and believe any wrongdoing should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” campaign spokesman Tommy Cromie said in statement to WCCB-TV. “We at Team Jackson withdrew our advertisement out of an abundance of caution and concern, but to be clear, the house involved in the incident was never featured in any of our advertisements.”

Fox News Digital has reached out to Jackson’s campaign for additional comment.

Harrigan’s campaign confirmed to Fox News Digital that the race has become so heated that he has started wearing a bulletproof vest at campaign events and has received death threats.

The shooting comes amid heightened concerns about the safety of politicians. The Department of Homeland Security and other law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, issued an intelligence bulletin Friday warning that political candidates, election officials and the public face an increased risk of violence.

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Those warnings were underlined by a violent attack about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s 82-year-old husband at their home in San Francisco early Friday morning.





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