Family Feels They Were Targeted Due To Race

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The Guzman Family of Powell County is concerned for their safety after someone fired shots outside of their home on Thursday evening.

Raul and Kristina Guzman say they weren't home when the shooting occurred but a neighbor told them that someone in the neighborhood drove erratically along the road that borders their property and fired off two magazines from a small caliber gun. They found one shell casing along the edge of their property from a .38 caliber gun.

The couple believes the shooter had racially motivated intentions when he fired near their home. Raul Guzman is from Mexico and Kristina is Caucasian. They believe the shooter dislikes having someone of Hispanic descent living in the neighborhood.

The Guzman's say they love their home and their neighborhood. They say they hope the shooter understands that the consequences of his actions could have been a lot worse and they hope he serves time for what he did.

The Powell County Sheriff's Office says they are investigating the incident.

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