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Three dead in Fresno, shooting suspect in custody

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Kori Ali Muhammad, arrested following murders in Fresno, California. (Photo: KSEE) Kori Ali Muhammad, arrested following murders in Fresno, California. (Photo: KSEE)

The imam of the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno says the suspect in a shooting that killed three people was not a member of his center.
    
Sayed Ali Ghazvini said Tuesday that he and other faith leaders are trying to identify Kori Ali Muhammad.
    
Authorities say Muhammad yelled "God is great" in Arabic while being taken into custody. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer says he also told authorities he hates white people. All three victims were white.
    
Ghazvini offered prayers to the victims and their families. He said that members are shocked.
    
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1:20 p.m.
    
Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer says the suspect in a shooting that killed three people in downtown Fresno told police he hates white people and shouted "God is great" in Arabic before the killings.
    
All three victims in Tuesday's killings were white. The police chief says they were shot minutes apart in close proximity in areas around downtown.
    
Thirty-nine-year-old Kori Ali Muhammad was arrested shortly afterward. He was already wanted for a separate killing from last week, in which a Motel 6 security guard in Fresno was gunned down.
    
Dyer says police have called the FBI to assist in the investigation. He says the suspect made other statements to police but did not disclose what they were.
    
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12:50 p.m.
    
Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer says three people have been killed in a shooting in the downtown central California city.
    
He says a suspect is in custody. The shooting happened Tuesday morning near a Catholic Charities building.
    
Ashlee Wolf of Catholic Charities told the Fresno Bee newspaper (http://bit.ly/2oK6Vzc) that the shooting happened at a bus stop near the charity.
    
Wolf says the charity doesn't believe the shooter was tied to Catholic Charities.
    
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12:30 p.m.
    
Emergency officials say a shooting has killed one person and injured two others in downtown Fresno.
    
Dan Lynch of Fresno County Emergency Medical Services says the two wounded by gunfire have been transported to hospitals.
    
Fresno city spokesman Mark Standriff says county offices are on lockdown, and people have been urged to shelter in place. Few other details were immediately known.
    
Ashlee Wolf of Catholic Charities told the Fresno Bee newspaper (http://bit.ly/2oK6Vzc ) the shooting happened at a bus stop near the charity.
    
Wolf says the charity doesn't believe the shooter was tied to Catholic Charities. She says the charity is working with police to provide information.

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