Arson at LGBTQ center serving African-Americans in Texas raises hate crime questions
On early Friday morning, an LGBTQ resource center serving primarily African-American community members in Dallas was targeted in what police believe was intentional arson.
According to NBC5 Dallas-Fort Worth, a fire at the “Abounding Prosperity” center in South Dallas caused extreme damage to the facility.
The call came in at about 6 a.m. on July 7, and it took firefighters about an hour to extinguish the blaze that they suspect was intentionally set at the rear of the building.
Though no injuries were reported, a representative for Abounding Prosperity told NBC5 the center “is heavily damaged and will affect the services that can offer to people in the community.”
View photos of the damage below, via Twitter and NBC5.
— Liz Farmer (@liz_farmer) July 7, 2017
Dallas Fire Rescue responds to a two alarm fire at a LGBT community center in south Dallas. The CEO says the center helps about 2000 clients pic.twitter.com/egshre9ixo
— Mike Forbes (@mikeforbeswfaa) July 7, 2017