Suspect tells police I hate white people after three killed in California

first_img 180 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 31,259 Views Short URL THE POLICE CHIEF in the Californian city of Fresno has said that three people have been killed in a shooting in the downtown area of the city.Chief Jerry Dyer told reporters that a suspect was in custody, after the shooting near a Catholic charities building in the city.The suspect, identified as 39-year-old Kori Ali Muhammad, allegedly told police that he “hates white people” and is said to have shouted “allahu akbar” before he started shooting.Dyer told reporters that the three people were shot minutes apart in close proximity in areas around the downtown area of Fresno.The suspect was wanted for a separate killing from last week, in which a motel security guard was shot dead.Dyer was quoted as saying that it “was too early to say whether or not this involves terrorism”.Police said the shootings, which took place at four different locations in the downtown area of the city, were unprovoked and that up to 16 rounds were fired during the hour-long rampage.Muhammad faces four counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder, authorities said.Following the shooting, Fresno city spokesman Mark Standriff said county offices were placed on lockdown, and people were urged to shelter in place. Suspect tells police ‘I hate white people’ after three killed in California shooting The man was wanted by police for a separate killing last week. Image: AP #Fresno PD Chief Jerry Dyer says suspect yelled “allahu akbar” before being arrested, say was also suspect in another murder from last week— Joe Moeller (@joemoeller44) April 18, 2017center_img With reporting from the Associated Press and AFPRead: Young upstart on course to dish out embarrassing defeat for Donald Trump Share Tweet Email Image: AP Source: Joe Moeller/Twitter Apr 18th 2017, 9:57 PM Tuesday 18 Apr 2017, 9:57 PM By Sean Murraylast_img read more