FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – Authorities says a suspect in a shooting that left three white men dead in Fresno continued shooting one victim on the ground.
Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Wednesday that the carnage began as Kori Ali Muhammad killed a security guard at a motel Thursday. Police said Muhammad spent the weekend in a ravine, and after learning he was wanted by police, set out to kill Tuesday.
Dyer says Muhammad, who is black, noticed a white man in a utility truck and fired into it, killing Zackary Randalls. He also shot Mark Gassett on a sidewalk, then pumped two more rounds into him as he lay wounded.
Finally, Dyer said Muhammad fired in the direction of a bus stop where he spotted three white men. They scattered, and the gunman picked an “older gentleman” who appeared to be heavier, David Jackson, and shot him twice. The police are treating the killings as a hate crime.