DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL SERVICES EVACUATES ACTING MAYOR DURING MASS SHOOT OUT
Release Date: 3/APR/2017
Written by Christopher Caruso
|Community Affairs Release #JPR-03 |
DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL SERVICES (DSS)
took swift action to evacuate Acting Mayor Cartier Jason from the Los Santos Public Library on the morning of 26th March 2017, after a mass shooting occurred during a normal opening.
The Acting Mayor was with a small detail of DSS agents at the Public Library and was holding conversations with members of the public when suddenly, multiple suspects with assault rifles stormed the building and began to open fire. Immediately, an agent grabbed the Acting Mayor and quickly evacuated him away from the area whilst other DSS agents contacted law enforcement for assistance and engaged in a terrifying shoot out on the streets.
The Los Santos Police Department (LSPD) and San Andreas Sheriff's Department (SASD) quickly responded to the scene and Office of State Investigations (OSI) personnel were also nearby, engaging the suspects with full force as screams were heard from fleeing bystanders. The situation was deemed as priority by law enforcement as numerous units arrived and utilized heavy weaponry to counter the suspects.
The Acting Mayor was taken to Nixon Estate and a lock down was initiated by DSS and OSI, until further notice. It was originally assumed that the attack was an attempt on the Acting Mayor's life and therefore, an act of terrorism. However, OSI worked closely with law enforcement and were eventually able to determine that the Acting Mayor was not the prime suspect and the intentions of the suspects were related to a specific individual who was in the building at the time. Nixon Estate is no longer on lock down and no DSS agents or OSI personnel were injured or killed during the situation.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is not treating this as a terrorist attack.
Approved for release on this 3 day of APRIL, 2017, by
Deputy Attorney General Sophie Thyne
Office of the Attorney General
San Andreas Department of Justice
The following publication has been released and approved by the Community Affairs Division. The information contained within this news release was accurate at the time of publication. Any concerns, questions or complaints in regards to said publication should be forwarded to Deputy Attorney General Sophie Thyne.