Fresno Rampage Shooting


Staff Writer

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 39-year-old Kori Ali Muhammad, went on a rampage in Downtown Fresno. At 9:30 am, Muhammad shot a security guard multiple times at a Motel 6 in Fresno. The 25-year-old security guard, Carl Williams, later passed away in the hospital. Later that day at 10:30 am, Muhammad shot at a PG&E work truck. He shot the employee in the passenger seat; his co-worker drove the passenger to the police station. The passenger died on the way there. Muhammad kept walking and shot at the man, but missed. He reloaded and killed another man at a Catholic Church parking lot. Muhammad ran into an officer who arrested him as he shouted, “Allahu Akbar”.

Fresno has not released who the victims are. The only information that has been released is that the PG&E worker was a 34-year-old man. This was his first day in the field. The family of the second victim has released his name and age. He was 37-year-old Mark Gassett. He was leaving a Catholic Church with a grocery bag. He was a father. Another victim was 58-years-old. Police said he might of been a client for the church. Chief Dyer said he does not believe this was a terrorist attack. He thinks it was a hate crime because all the men Muhammad killed were white. Chief Dyer called the FBI to help with the investigation.

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