Three people were killed on Tuesday after an anti-white gunman screaming “Allahu Akbar” opened fire in Fresno, California.
Fox News reported that the shooter has been identified as 39 year-old Kori Ali Muhammad, who goes by the name “Black Jesus.” Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer told reporters that the gunman was tackled by officers and taken into custody.
The shooting began at 10:45am, when the first victim was shot in a PG&E utility truck. Seconds later, another victim was shot on Fulton Street and a third person was shot in the parking lot of Catholic Charities. Muhammad was then tackled by officers as he screamed “Allahu Akbar.”
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Dyer said that Muhammad had previously made posts online that were against both white people and the government on his Facebook page, and that all the people he shot were white men. In addition, Muhammad has been linked to the killing of an unarmed security guard at a Motel 6 last week.
“Our thoughts are with all involved in the incident that occurred in Fresno today,” PG&E said in a statement. “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.”
We will update you further as this story develops.