As Reuters is reporting, “A gunman opened fire in downtown Fresno, California, on Tuesday, killing three people before he was taken into custody, local media reported, citing police. The suspect, identified as 39-year-old Kori Ali Muhammad (above), was also wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a security guard at a Motel 6 in Fresno on Sunday, the Fresno Bee newspaper reported.” But wait, this incident gets still more stereotypical . . .
Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Muhammad had expressed a hatred for white people and shouted “Allahu Akhbar” as he was being taken into custody, the Bee reported.
The shooter apparently opened fire with a handgun just before 11:00am Pacific time this morning.
As the LA Times reports,
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 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.
So if the early reports can be believed — and they’re rarely accurate in these instances — Muhammed committed his crimes using California-legal gun technology.
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.
More to come as it becomes available.