Fresno police call triple murder a hate crime

Three dead in downtown Fresno shooting

Police arrested Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, for a shooting spree that left three men dead in Fresno, California, on Tuesday. The victims, all white men who are believed to have been randomly targeted, were shot in a span of two minutes. Witnesses said Muhammad, who is black, shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is great) when he was arrested. Muhammad also is suspected in the murder of an unarmed Motel 6 security guard, also white, last week. Muhammad has a history of advocating for black separatism, and has made negative posts about white people and government on social media. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said investigators believe the killings were a hate crime, not terrorism. “This is solely based on race,” Dyer said.

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