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Three American Muslim students shot dead in North Carolina

11 February 2015 12:49

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Three American Muslim students have been killed in a shooting incident in the US state of North Carolina, according to police officials.

The incident happened in an apartment near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus on Tuesday.

The victims are Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha.

Police arrested the shooter, identified as Craig Stephen Hicks.

The suspect, who is being held in the Durham County Jail, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder.

The Chapel Hill Police Department announced that there is no ongoing threat to the public.”

As a Syrian-American, Barakat was a doctoral student at the university’s School of Dentistry.

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