Wednesday, February 11, 2015

At Chapel Hill: Three Muslim Students were Gunned Down

This story is so heartbreaking.

Last night, three Muslim-American students were gunned down by a disgruntled man. The students were Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, his wife, Yusor Mohammad, 21, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19. Deah was a dental student at UNC-Chapel Hill, and Yusor and Razan attended NC State.

The man who gunned them down is 46-year-old Craig Stephen Hicks.

He turned himself into police not too long after the murders. At this time, we don't know why he did this. Some articles are saying the murders were triggered over a parking issue, but nothing's been confirmed. However, we do know that he lived in the same neighborhood as the victims.

On a side note, Deah was a star student in the dental program. According to Colorlines, Deah was planning to travel to Turkey to be a part of Project Refugee Smiles to provide free dental care to Syrians fleeing civil war.

This is so sad and unfortunate that they lost their lives over nothing.

1 comment:

Bob Slatten said...

WTF is wrong with people that a "parking issue" leads to murder?

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