Questions Remain in White House Shooting Incident

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The man suspected of firing shots at the White House is scheduled to appear in a federal court Thursday afternoon.

Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, 21, was captured in Pennsylvania after a four-day search.

Authorities say Ortega-Hernandez, obsessed with President Barack Obama, pulled his car within view of the White House last Friday night and then opened fire at the residence with an AK-47 assault rifle.

The U.S. Secret Service said two shots hit the historic building. One struck its exterior wall, and the other cracked a bulletproof window in front of the First Family's living quarters, known as the Yellow Oval Room.

Obama and his wife Michelle were on a trip to California and Hawaii at the time of the shooting.

Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent who served on the presidential details for Obama and President George W. Bush, said the shooting would likely mean tighter security and coordination.

"They do an exhaustive review of their security procedures every time something like this happens," he said.

"Nothing ever works perfectly. They will undress this completely and then they will find out when they rebuild the incident exactly what they could have done better," Bongino added.

Many questions remain as to the shooter's motive and his background. Authorities say they're still conducting their investigation, including looking into his mental health.

Two law enforcement officials, who spoke to the Associated Press on the condition of anonymity, said the suspect may have believed the attack was part of a personal mission from God.

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