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Black Lives Matter Note Found Near Torched Police Car

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DAYTONA BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) — A note referencing the Black Lives Matter movement was found near a police cruiser which had torched.

Daytona Beach Police received a call of a vehicle fire at 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Officers sent to check it out found a Daytona Beach police car fully engulfed in flames in front of the Islamic Center of Daytona Beach.

The car was being used as a "ghost car" to deter crime in the area.

Fire crews put the fire out, no one was injured.

Investigators found a note that said "Black Lives Matter. A. Sterling P. Castile," and referred to police using an expletive. It's unclear exactly where the note was found.

The burning comes amid rising tension nationwide following the fatal police shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in in suburban St. Paul, Minnesota. Also Sunday, a gunman shot and killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge.

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