UPDATE: The suspect in today’s mass shooting has been identified as 39-year-old Kori Ali Muhammad. Muhammad is also the prime suspect in the murder of a security guard last Thursday in Fresno.
Authorities have confirmed at least four people have been shot and three victims have died from their wounds.
Fresno police have also confirmed that the motive was Mohammad’s hate for white people. All of the victims are white, according to Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer.
Unconfirmed reports are also coming in that he was shouting Allahu Ackbar during today’s shooting.
Police say this guy went on a shooting spree in Downtown Fresno, killing multiple people and yelled “Allah Akbar.” pic.twitter.com/XV0JFWhmbw
— Joe Ybarra (@JoeYbarraTV) April 18, 2017
Chief Jerry Dyer has stated Muhammad is in custody.
Authorities in Fresno, CA are have confirmed that at least three people have been shot and two of them have died today following a shooting that took place near a Catholic Charities in Central Fresno.
According to witnesses, the shooter opened fire and was indiscriminately targeting victims. He allegedly stopped to reload and continued firing. He is described as a described as a black male, approximately 25-years-old.
At least one of the victims was a PG&E employee who was driven in one of their trucks to the local police station where he died from his wounds.
Pg&e workers victim of shooting, driver drove to police station. Police chief on scene car windows busted pic.twitter.com/5nT6qWz9uM
— Gregory Woods (@Greg_woods) April 18, 2017
Another victim was found dead at the scene and a third made their way to the Catholic Charities, where they were taken to the hospital. Their condition is not known.
The shooter has not been apprehended as of the time of this publication.
— Sam Photog (@Sagl123) April 18, 2017
Several buildings, including the jail and courthouse are currently on lockdown.