‘I don’t want to be here anymore; I don’t know what to expect,’ says Nini Johnson, a mother of 4
by: Jacquelyn Abad, KOIN 6 News Staff
Posted: Aug 19, 2020 / 03:20 PM PDT
/ Updated: Aug 21, 2020 / 06:12 PM PDT
VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) — A Black family in Vancouver has been the target of multiple recent attacks — attacks they believe are racially motivated.
Nini Johnson is a mother of four. She lives with her children and her mom in the same neighborhood she’s been in for 19 years but has only recently experienced several acts of vandalism: she found a bullet hole in her garage door, a window in her home was smashed by a brick and another brick was thrown at her car’s windshield.
Johnson said they’re “the only African American people in the community.” Her relatives and friends therefore suspect that they’re the victims of hate crimes.
Vancouver mom Nini Johnson says her family has been the target of multiple attacks, Aug. 19, 2020. (KOIN)
“First one was the gun shot to our garage and actually my 16-year-old nephew was in there with his friends,” Johnson said. “They heard the gun go off and we didn’t know what happened, from my understanding it was super early in the morning.”
Johnson said they reported the gunfire to Vancouver police and officers came out to investigate the scene. But the family said they heard nothing more after that.
Then while they…