Sharmeka Moffitt, a 20-year-old Louisiana woman, was reportedly set on fire by an apparent Klu Klux Klan attack, police said Monday. Moffitt is being treated at LSU hospital in Shreveport where she is listed in critical condition.
The incident took place Sunday evening at Civitan Park in Winnsboro, LA. Shreveport Times reported Moffitt called 911 at about 8 p.m. and told police she was attacked and burned by three men wearing white T-shirt hoodies.
Police have not identified nor made any arrests in the case.
Her family released a statement saying, “Our family is devastated to learn the circumstances surrounding our daughter’s injuries. While this was not the resolution we had expected, it is a resolution, and we appreciate the thorough investigation by the local and state police as well as federal agencies. We are sincerely sorry for any problems this may have caused and wish to express our appreciation for the outpouring of love, prayers and support we have received from friends, acquaintances, church organizations and government officials. Over the coming days and weeks, our focus will be on Sharmeka and her recovery. We ask that you continue to pray for her and for our family, and that you respect our privacy at this difficult time.”
After investigating the race-related attack, police are now reporting the victim, Sharmeka Moffitt, may have set herself on fire. Read the Huffington Post for more.