Three shot dead in California – possible terror links

Three people are dead after a man went on a shooting spree in California.

Witnesses say he shouted “God is great” in Arabic before he was tackled and taken into custody.

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said officers have taken  Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, into custody in connection to the shootings.


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Muhammad reportedly went by the nickname “Black Jesus” and shouted “Allahu Akbar” as police tackled him.

Dyer said at a news conference Muhammad has made posts against white people and the government on his Facebook page, and that all the people he shot were white men.

One witness told Nine News “he was reloading his gun, it was a big gun too”.

“He was reloading and reloading and just firing at people.

Nine News also reported that although this is a domestic incident, international links to terrorism are also being investigated.

Muhammad was already wanted in connection to the killing of an unarmed security guard at a Motel 6 last week, police said.


Michelle has worked as a broadcast journalist since 1999 and 102.9 Hot Tomato is her 4th radio station. Major stories she's covered over the years include the Childers Backpacker Hotel fire and the fatal shooting of Police Officer Damien Leeding on the Gold Coast. Michelle has been writing for myGC.com.au since its inception. "I really enjoy lifestyle type stories that show the world just how interesting we all are." Outside of work, Michelle volunteers her time with many local causes including Volunteering Gold Coast, the Schoolies Support Team and Rosies Street Outreach.

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