A gunman who started shooting randomly in Fresno, California is currently under investigation for terrorism after he killed three men and screamed “Allahu Akbar” right before being taken into custody.
Chief Jerry Dyer noted that the gunman, Kori Ali Muhammad, started shooting at a passenger inside of a truck. The driver of that vehicle was uninjured and immediately drove the passenger to the Fresno Police Department’s headquarters to alert officers. The victim later died from gunshots.
Muhammad continued walking west where he began shooting at a second person. According to police reports, all those shots missed the person, and the shooter continued to move on. He approached another man whom he shot and killed. Muhammad then walked to Catholic Charities where he killed a man in their parking lot.
According to Dyer, 16 shots were fired in one minute. He was using a revolver which he reloaded once. Officers managed to apprehend Muhammad without any injuries, but during the arrest, he yelled “Allahu Akbar,” making many wonder if the shooting was motivated by terrorism.
Muhammad has been wanted for murdering a guard at a Motel 6 just last week. After an investigation into his Facebook page, Dyer made the following statement:
“We looked at his Facebook and we know that he had some posts that said he does not like white people and also on that post that he has expressed some anti-government sentiments.”
Each person targeted was random except for the fact that they were all white. The FBI and ATF have been notified and are looking into the shooting. While the shooting appears to be fueled by racism or terrorism, there is no evidence supporting either theory yet.
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