A tragic incident occurred during a shooting exercise at a federal facility in Phoenix, Arizona. It resulted in the death of an IRS agent. According to officials, an IRS agent was accidentally shot by another member of the agency. This is yet another example of the incompetence of the government.
Several federal agencies were using a gun range operated by the Bureau of Prisons when the incident occurred. No one from the agency was injured during the incident. It is a shame that such federal organizations cannot even carry out basic training exercises without a fatal accident.
JUST IN: An IRS agent was just shot and killed during a training exercise at a federal shooting range in an apparent accidental shooting tragedy.
Thoughts & prayers to everyone involved.
However, WHY is the IRS training with guns in the first place? 🤔https://t.co/Vz3hWRWkjh
— Proud Elephant 🇺🇸🦅 (@ProudElephantUS) August 18, 2023
The Bureau of Prisons confirmed that it is investigating an incident involving a shooting at one of its facilities. Unfortunately, they're not releasing any details about the incident so the American public might not be able to understand how poorly the agency is managing its facilities.
The incident was confirmed by the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS. Unfortunately, the agent later died at a local medical center. It is a tragic loss for the agent's family, but it also serves as a reminder of the risks that federal employees face.
The FBI has taken over the investigation into the incident. The agency's goal is to hold those responsible for the tragic incident accountable, but it's also likely that they'll sweep it under the rug and start moving on with the business of governing.
Ultimately, the results of the investigation would be forwarded to the US Attorney's Office for a review. It's sad that these government agencies don't get any real repercussions for their actions, and this incident once again highlights the risks federal workers face.