Fresno police say suspect in triple slaying told them he hates white people, shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ before killings

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CALIFORNIA — A gunman is in custody after three people were fatally shot at a Catholic charities facility in Downtown Fresno Tuesday afternoon.

Police say Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, is also the suspect in the killing a 25-year-old security guard last week at a Motel 6 on N. Blackstone Ave. in Fresno.

Police said in a news conference Muhammad hated white people—all of his victims were white.

The LA Times reported: “This was a random act of violence,” [Police Chief Jerry] Dyer said.

The gunfire erupted at 10:45 a.m. in the 300 block of North Van Ness Avenue. A few seconds later, a second shooting was reported. A third shooting was reported, then a fourth.

“This was a random act of violence,” Dyer said.

The gunfire erupted at 10:45 a.m. in the 300 block of North Van Ness Avenue. A few seconds later, a second shooting was reported. A third shooting was reported, then a fourth.

Dyer said Muhammad had expressed hatred toward white people and the government. The chief said he shouted “Allahu Akbar” before turning himself into police.

Dyer said he wasn’t clear if it was terror-related.

Fresno Sheriff
Fresno Sheriff

The FBI has been notified and is responding.