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Mystery: ‘Muhammad had expressed hatred toward white people and the government’, ‘wasn’t clear if it was terror-related’

From today’s LA Times:

…In less than a minute, Dyer said, 16 shots were fired at the four different locations.

Moments later, a PG&E pickup truck arrived at police headquarters at Fresno and M streets to report his passenger had been shot by a gunman who approached them, he said. Dyer said the attack was unprovoked.

The gunman then walked westbound on East Mildreda Avenue from Van Ness, where he came across a resident. He then opened fire on the resident, the chief said. The resident was not struck by the gunfire.

The gunman continued walking on Mildreda and approached Fulton Street, where he encountered a man. The gunman fired several rounds at the man, killing him, Dyer said.

At this point, the chief said, the gunman unloaded his .357 revolver, dropped the shell casings and reloaded his gun.

He then headed toward Catholic Charities in the 100 block of North Fulton Street and opened fire on a man in the parking lot, striking and killing him, Dyer said.

An officer in the area spotted the gunman running south on Fulton. The gunman then “dove onto the ground” and taken into custody, the chief said.

“As he was taken into custody, he yelled out ‘Allahu Akbar,’” Dyer said.

At least three of the victims were white, Dyer said.

Dyer said Muhammad had expressed hatred toward white people and the government.

Dyer said he wasn’t clear if it was terror-related  … (read more)

Source: LA Times

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