Suspect Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, shouted "Allahu Akbar" when police tackled him to the ground after a shooting spree left three people dead in downtown Fresno, according to local reports. Muhammad was also wanted in connection to a Motel 6 killing last week that led to the death of a security guard.
Police officials said that Muhammad had expressed a hatred of whites. Police Chief Jerry Dyer said the victims, who were all white, appeared to be random.
The shooting spree began Tuesday morning when Muhammad shot into a vehicle owned by the gas company PG&E. As the driver in the vehicle sped away, Muhammad continued walking and opened fire at a local resident, who also died. Muhammad continued a Catholic Charities facility where he shot and killed a person in the parking lot.
In response to the shooting, PG&E said, "Our thoughts are with all involved in the incident that occurred in Fresno today. Public and employee safety is always our top priority. We are still gathering information on what happened, and will work to support first responders and law enforcement in their efforts."
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