A man named Kori Ali Muhammad went on a shooting spree in Fresno, California, firing randomly at innocent people and murdering three.
Local reports say Muhammad screamed ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he was being taken into custody.
He fired 14 shots within the space of one minute.
According to reports, here is the basic sequence of events:
- Muhammad first fired at a truck, killing the passenger.
- He then confronted another man and killed him.
- Muhammad then walked into a parking lot and gunned down the third victim.
All the victims were shot to death within a close radius.
Authorities say the victims were randomly targeted, though all of the victims were white, and Muhammad had reportedly expressed racist anti-white sentiments in the past.
Though authorities are holding off on discussing a motive, it is clear that Muhammad was motivated by hate, and – considering that he yelled “Allahu Akbar,” – a radical Islamist ideology.
It is believed Muhammad also killed someone at a Motel 6 last week.
Muhammad will be charged with murder and attempted murder. It is not yet known whether he will be charged with terrorism, or whether he has ISIS connections.
The FBI is said to be investigating.
WATCH: Police press conference on the Fresno shootings