Police Car Shot Up in Trayvon Martin’s Neighborhood
(SANFORD, Fla.) -- Six shots were fired into an empty police cruiser early Tuesday in the Florida neighborhood where black teenager Trayvon Martin was shot and killed.
The police cruiser was stationed outside of the Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Fla., the town that has been wracked with tension since the Feb. 26 shooting. No one was injured.
It was not clear what prompted the shooting. Police removed the vehicle and have begun an investigation.
Martin, 17, was unarmed when he was shot by George Zimmerman, 28, a white Hispanic neighborhood watch captain.
The shooting has spawned outrage in the black community, with protests and demands that Zimmerman be arrested for murder.
But Zimmerman claims the shooting had nothing to do with race, and that he shot Martin in self defense after the teenager knocked him down, slammed his head into the ground and went for Zimmerman's gun.
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