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Home Of Democratic Lawmaker Shot 23 Times In Early Morning Attack In Alabama

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Vivian Davis Figures

The home of Democratic state Sen. Vivian Davis Figures of Alabama was shot at 23 times in an early morning attack on Thursday.

Neighbors in Mobile’s Toulminville said that the attack happened around 5 a.m., The Associated Press reports.

“I heard shots ring out and I laid there for a few seconds, but I didn’t know whether if I jumped up quick, that a bullet or something may come through the window,” one of the witnesses told Fox 10 News. “I looked out of all the windows to see if I could see anybody walking around or driving but I didn’t see nothing. Just heard the shots.”

Sen. Figures, 64, has been a member of the state Senate since 1997. She was not home during the incident. Local police report that no one was harmed as a result of the gun shots.

According to Mobile police spokesman Lt. Christopher Levy, the attack “does not appear to be a random act,” but they haven’t been able to determine if it was motivated by the senator’s political stances, AL.com reports.

“It’s way too early to know that,” Levy added. “Police are just now starting the investigation, as of this afternoon.”