Trump's home in Florida was targeted by shots fired on New Year's Eve morning

Trump's home in Florida was targeted by shots fired on New Year's Eve morning

Shots were fired at the President's Florida home on New Year's Eve after a man crashed his car into a gate, breaching security in a security breach.

The shots were fired at the Mar-a-Lago property in Palm Beach shortly after 1.15am local time.

Police said they found a man in his early 30s with gunshot wounds lying in a roadway by the entrance of the exclusive estate.

Shots were fired at the President's Florida home on New Year's Eve after a man crashed his car into a gate, breaching security in a security breach

Officers were alerted to the incident at around 1.15am and began arriving on the scene.

After an extensive search, the area was cleared of the area at around 5.30am.

The identity of the gunman has not been released and the severity of his injuries is not known at this time.

President Donald Trump poses during the Christmas season at his seaside resort, Mar-a-Lago, on December 22, 2018

The incident took place shortly after Trump's son Donald Trump Jr arrived at the private beach club.

Police said they were using dogs and K-9 units to search the area for a suspect or a second gunman and were also looking for car a further mile away in a parking lot.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told a press briefing the president was 'very surprised and concerned' about the incident.


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