Breaking News!!: Fresno, CA: Deadly shooting spree leaves several people dead and the suspect arrested.
According to the Fresno Police Department and the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, at least 3 people are dead and a suspect arrested in a deadly shooting spree in Fresno, California on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017.
The suspect in the deadly shooting spree has been identified as 39 year old Kori Ali Muhamma and was a fugitive wanted in connection with the shooting death of a security guard at a Motel 6 on Thursday, April 13th, 2017.
According to Fresno Police Department Chief Jerry Dyer, Kori Ali Muhamma was arrested and was being held awaiting at least 4 counts of murder,
At least 16 rounds were fired in less than a minute at 4 locations in the Fresno, California area, including a Catholic Charities facility, where the suspect killed a man in the parking lot.
According to Fresno Police Department, the suspect reportedly yelled “Allahu Akbar” (“God is Great” in Arabic) during the deadly shooting spree.
But, the Fresno Police Department is saying that it’s too early to say whether terrorism was a factor.
According to Fresno Police Department Chief Jerry Dyer, Kori Ali Muhamma is black and all of the victims were white, and a social media accounts linked to Kori Ali Muhamma expressed anti-white and anti-government sentiments.
“This was a random act of violence. These were unprovoked attacks by an individual who was intent on carrying out homicides today,” said Fresno Police Department Chief Jerry Dyer.
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