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Asian American family feels targeted after new home shot up

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Police in Gwinett County, Georgia are investigating the shooting of a home belonging to an Asian American family which just moved into the neighborhood outside Atlanta.

CBS46 reports investigators are trying to determine if the shooting might be racially motivated.

“We are investigating this incident. It has been assigned to a detective. There is no information to accurately call this a hate crime as of now. We would need to identify some evidence that they were targeted specifically for being Asian before we can call it a hate crime,” police said in a statement to CBS46.

However, Nikki and Johnny Hang told 11Alive they are fearful for their family’s safety.

They found bullet holes in the window and damage to the walls and even the roof.

“She just told everybody like: ‘Get down! Get down!’ So we all got down,” said Johnny.

“I heard like someone dropped a big glass bowl on the floor, like…clang! And then, it was just like…pow, pow, pow!” Nikki said.

They are both thankful their children weren’t hurt as bullets went into their bedroom.

The Hangs say they are the only Asian family in the cul-de-sac and one of the few in the entire neighborhood.

Their neighbors tell them nothing like this has ever happened before in the area.

Investigators hope to find home security footage of the incident.

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