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WINNSBORO, LA (KSLA) -
New details are emerging surrounding the critical injury of a Winnsboro woman set on fire in a city park on Sunday night.
Sharmeka Moffitt, 20, is in critical
condition at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport. Her mother, Edna Moffitt,
says surgery is scheduled for Tuesday. "Both of her arms, and they are
third degree burns, down her chest and legs - one. Basically her arms
are real bad." Edna Moffitt also confirms her daughter was not wearing
an Obama t-shirt, as initial rumors on social media had indicated.
At a news conference held just before Noon
Monday, authorities confirmed Moffitt called 911 around 8 p.m. Sunday
from Civitan Park, telling them she had been attacked and burned by
three men in white hoodies. Franklin Parish Sheriff Kevin Cobb confirms
that "KKK" was spray-painted on the hood of her car, with a racial slur
At this point, police are not classifying the
incident as a hate crime, but FBI agents are there assisting Louisiana
State Police and local law enforcement, in addition to the State Fire
Marshal's Office and the Franklin Parish Sheriff's Department.
Winnsboro Police say they will be tightening security at the park as a result of the incident.
"This is a horrific event for our community,"
says Franklin Parish Sheriff Kevin Cobb. "It makes everyone uneasy. It
is our hope that everyone stands together at this time, and follow the
information that is gathered, follow the facts, follow the evidence and
hopefully that will lead us to justice in this case." He went on to tell
KSLA News 12 that they have no information to lead them directly to any
individual suspects at this point, but he says they are following all
The story went viral Sunday evening on
Twitter and Facebook. Many of the posts speculated the attack was a hate
crime. However, the sheriff's office has also confirmed with KSLA News
12 that Moffitt was not wearing a President Obama t-shirt, despite
claims on social media that the t-shirt is what provoked the attack.