Three people were confirmed dead and several others injured in breaking news out of California. A Muslim man was on the loose in Fresno committing acts of terrorism, that resulted in the unfortunate fatalities, and now police are warning all Americans of the conclusion of their investigation.
A pair of PG&E electric company employees were sitting in their work truck this morning at about 10:45 a.m. when a Muslim man opened the car door and shot the passenger at random, ABC 7 reports. The driver took off to get his coworker immediate assistance while the shooter got away who went on to commit more jihad, having fired 16 shots within a minute, accounting for three total deaths today and one he’s believed to be involved in from an attack last week.
Allegedly acting on his Islamic beliefs, investigators said 39-year-old Kori Ali Muhammad picked his victims at random, stating he simply hates the race. All victims were white males unknown to Muhammad, who happened to cross his path when he decided to go on a rampage. Muhammad is also known to have spread anti-white rhetoric online.
“Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said the victims were shot minutes apart in close proximity in areas around downtown. He said Muhammad made other statements to police but he did not disclose them,” the Daily Mail reports. Muhammad was apprehended for the slayings and upon arrest shouted the famous last words to prove this was a deliberate act of terrorism, saying, “Allahu Ackbar.”
As word of the shooting got out and in fear of more attacks like this, “Fresno city spokesman Mark Standriff said county offices were placed on lockdown, and people were urged to shelter in place,” according to Mail Online.
Muhammad killed three today, but was also wanted in connection to a similar style killing at a Motel 6 last week. “Muhammad, who police said has a prior criminal history, had previously posted to Facebook that he didn’t like white people and expressed several anti-government sentiments,” Fresno Police Chief Jerry told ABC News.
The man’s gun has yet to be recovered, but the police say they found .357 ammunition on him that had been used in these random attacks. His victims’ identities have yet to be released, one of which succumbed to his injuries in his work vehicle driven by co-workers who was trying to get him help.
Although police to say it is still too early to call it an act of terrorism, they urge people to be on their guard and aware of their surroundings at all times.