23rd Oct 2012 10:27am | By Kevin Mann
Sharmeka Moffitt, 20, suffered 60% burns in a recent racial attack in which she was targeted.
Moffitt was exercising Sunday in a park in Winnsboro, Louisiana when she was lit on fire.
She was able to dial 911 but by the time they had arrived Moffitt had already put out the flames by herself.
Lt Julie Lewis, a spokesperson for the Lousiana State Police told the Associated Press that no arrests have occurred, but that the FBI was investigating the assault as a seeming hate crime.
The attackers wrote "KKK" on Moffitt's car.
The assailants were described as wearing the traditional Klan garb of white hoods and hats.
According to Moffitt's sister Michelle, the attackers also wrote “n*****” on her vehicle.
Michelle spoke to The Shreveport Times: “She called 911, then she called me. She said she had been burned, she had been set on fire.
“I stayed on the phone until I got (to the park) even though she wasn’t able to say anything.”
Moffitt was brought to the LSU Medical Centre Shreveport and is currently in critical condition.
She will be undergoing surgery, doctors will seek to remove any dead skin and use skin grafts wherever possible.
Edna Moffitt, her mother, told reporters: “I have no idea who did it…I want them to pay for what they did to her.”
A Facebook group, 'Prayers for Sharmeka Moffitt' has been created.
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