Please don’t jump to conclusions. Item has gone viral in social media and mostly rumours have been spreading.

Update [2012-10-24 10:56:43 by Oui]:

Winnsboro residents surprised, relieved in Moffitt case

WINNSBORO (News Star) — The unexpected turn of events in the Sharmeka Moffitt case has left many area residents stunned, confused and wanting answers.

The news that one of their own had reportedly been attacked in a nearby park sparked fear and concern among the people living in Winnsboro until it was announced in a Tuesday news conference at the Franklin Parish Courthouse that evidence revealed Moffitt had fabricated the story and set herself on fire.

Prayers for Sharmeka Moffitt

UPDATE VIDEO: Sharmeka’s Mother clears up Rumors – “She was NOT wearing an Obama shirt, She was NOT Raped, She was NOT Beaten, She WAS Burned on 60% of her body”

UPDATED: Sharmeka Moffitt Set On Fire and In Critical Condition; KKK Rumored To Be Behind Attack

(Black Youth Project) – A black woman named Sharmeka Moffitt  was attacked and set on fire while on a walking trail in a city park in Winnsboro, LA. Since the report surfaced, social media has been flooded with allegations that the attack was a hate crime perpetrated by three white men affiliated with the KKK.

According to Winnsboro Police, [racial slurs and] the letters “KKK” were written on the hood of Sharmeka Moffitt’s car. They are holding off on calling this a hate crime at this point.

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Moffitt is still in critical condition

(News Star) – Police say Moffitt could not confirm the race of the attackers. The investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by the Louisiana State Police, the state fire marshal’s office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Winnsboro Police and Franklin Parish Sheriff’s department. There have been no arrests made and no suspects have been identified.

Moffitt was taken to LSU Medical Center Shreveport where police say she remains in critical condition.

NAACP: KKK activity remain a fact of life in Louisiana

Otis Chisley, the president of the local branch of the NAACP, said he had been in touch with Moffitt’s distraught family. He said he was waiting for more facts to come to light before drawing any conclusions about what happened and that “everyone wants to move with caution.”

Regardless of the investigation’s outcome, though, Chisley said, racism and KKK activity remain a fact of life in the state. “It’s prevalent throughout Louisiana,” he said. “It’s hidden but it exists.”

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