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FBI Probing Controversial Fla. Shooting

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The FBI has been questioning potential witnesses in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, trying to determine if the incident was racially motivated, NBC’s Michael Isikoff reports.

NBC reported that the questioning by FBI agents in Sanford, Fla. is part of a a “parallel investigation.” The state is also investigating the matter.

Agents are gathering background on the shooter George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who has claimed he shot in self defense.

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Feds to Probe Shooting of Unarmed Fla. Teen

Trayvon Martin/family photo-nbc miami

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The Justice Department has decided to step into the controversial shooting of an unarmed black teen in Florida.

The Associated Press reported that the feds will launch a probe into last month’s shooting in Sanford, Fla., by a neighborhood watch captain George Zimmeran, 28, of Trayvon Martin, 17. Zimmerman is white and Martin is black.

Zimmerman has claimed the shooting was in self defense.