“F*ck the n*ggers” a White man allegedly yelled at Zena Stephens just seconds before shooting out her campaign office window. Stephens, a Black woman from Texas, is seeking the Democratic nomination for Jefferson County sheriff.
According to NBC News, five people were taken into custody and questioned late Monday in connection what is believed to be a racially motivated shooting. Stephens says she was standing outside of the office when a White male in a white Jeep pulled up and shouted the racial slur. Authorities recovered two weapons from the Jeep, a BB-style gun and a low-caliber rifle.
The vehicle of suspects in racially motivated shooting at Zena Stephens campaign headquarters is being taken away. pic.twitter.com/UAEmPQN18q
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Fortunately, no one was injured during the proceeding shooting. “Anytime something like that happens with innocent people around, you’re concerned for them,” Stephens said. “I don’t know if it was a random act or whether it was targeted, but I just think it is, you know, ignorance.”
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