Three Muslim Americans Killed in Chapel Hill

 February 11, 2015  Breaking News

Chapel Hill, NC – At 5:11 PM last night Chapel Hill, NC Police responded to gunshots in Summerwalk Circle and Interstate 54. Chapel Hill Police have confirmed that upon arrival there were three victims of gun shots and all three were pronounced dead at the scene. Early reports by various news agencies including WRAL News  say that it was immediately stated by the police that there was not any other danger to the community.   A call to the Chapel Hill Police Department confirms the arrest of one Craig Stephen Hicks, 46 years old. Craig Stephen Hicks turned himself in to the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office in Pittsboro, NC.  The crime scene location is governed by Durham County, NC. Hicks has been transferred to the Durham County Jail.

According to the press release from the Chapel Hill Police Department, the three victims were Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, of Chapel Hill, Yusor Mohammad, 21, of Chapel Hill, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, of Raleigh The victims were shot in the head.  More information will be available later today.  It is reported that Hicks has been charged with three counts of First Degree Murder.


Upon a search I was able to find a Facebook post about the victims.