Texas Candidate’s Office Shot in Apparent Racial Shooting

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Five people were taken into custody and questioned late Monday in connection with the apparent racially motivated shooting at a Texas campaign office, police said. 

Zena Stephens, an African-American woman and university police chief at Prairieview A&M, is seeking the Democratic nomination for the Jefferson County sheriff position. Her campaign office in Beaumont, Texas, was shot at by a white male who drove up in his vehicle and yelled racial slurs before opening fire, Stephens, who was standing outside her campaign headquarters at the time of the incident, told NBC News.

Stephens' father, mother, and niece were in the building along with roughly 22 other people and a handful outside. No one was injured in the shooting.

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