Three people were shot and killed after a man went on a shooting rampage Tuesday in Fresno. The 39-year-old suspect, identified as Kori Ali Muhammad, randomly shooting at four white men killed three. He was taken into custody and is also suspected in the fatal shooting of a security guard outside a Motel 6 on Blackstone Avenue in central Fresno Thursday.
We know that all of the victims were white. We know also he hates white people. He said in Facebook posts that Muhammad had expressed dislike of whites. He attacked in steps: The gunman walked up to a PG&E truck in the 300 block of North Van Ness Avenue about 10:45 a.m. and shot the passenger repeatedly. The second shooting was only a few seconds later and was at Van Ness and Mildreda Street, where the gunman shot at but missed a resident. The gunman then turned onto Fulton Street and fired several rounds at another man, striking and killing him. the gunman then shot and killed a man in the parking lot of Catholic Charities in the 100 block of North Fulton Street. He also yelled “Ali Akbar” before he was taken into custody by the officers who responded to the shooting. However the police believes it’s too soon to determine if the shootings involved terrorism. Fresno County government offices are on a lockdown alert. People have been urged to shelter in place.