Multiple gunshots were fired from a passing car near the home of US Vice President Joe Biden in Delaware on Saturday night, the US Secret Service said.
The shots were fired on a public road several hundred yards from Biden’s residence in Wilmington, Delaware, Secret Service spokesman Robert Hoback said Sunday.
Police in New Castle County, Delaware, said there were no reports of any injuries related to the shooting.
Biden and his wife, Jill, were in Delaware during the shooting but were not home, the Secret Service said.
Biden, 72, who served as a Democratic US senator from Delaware for over 30 years, has homes in Wilmington and in Washington, DC.
The incident occurred as the Secret Service is recovering from a series of embarrassing security breaches.
According to a report by the Washington post, it took the Secret Service five days to discover that a man had shot seven bullets at the White House in 2011.
Another security lapse occurred in September, when a US war veteran was able to enter the main floor of the White House with a knife, an unprecedented security breach in recent decades.
Omar Gonzalez, 42, jumped over the White House fence, ran across the front lawn and through the front doors before being tackled in the living quarters of President Barack Obama’s family.