Three people are dead in a shooting spree in downtown Fresno, California today. The suspect was wanted in connection to the fatal shooting of security guard Carl Williams at the Motel 6 in Fresno. Muhammad allegedly also tried to shoot a second security guard but was out of bullets, police say.
Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, shouted "Allahu Akbar" as police tackled him to the ground, Police Chief Jerry Dyer said.
The victims appeared to be not random, Dyer said.
Shot Spotter detected the first gunshots around 10:45 a.m. Muhammad shot into a PG&E vehicle killing the passenger. The driver sped away and drove to Fresno Police headquarters.
Muhammad continued walking and opened fire at a local resident but missed. Shortly after, he encountered another resident and shot and killed that person.
He then continued to the area of Catholic Charities where he shot and killed a person in the parking lot.
Chief Dyer said Muhammad's Facebook account indicated that he "does not like white people", he also expressed anti-government sentiments. All victims of Tuesday's shooting were white, as well as the 4th person he shot at.