Tag: Shooting

Stephen Curry to honor North Carolina shooting victim

A makeshift memorial appears on display, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill, N.C., in

A makeshift memorial appears on display, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill, N.C., in remembrance of Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, Yusor Mohammad, 21, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, who were killed on Tuesday. Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the case. ( (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chris Seward) more… mercurynews

Powerful Message: Fathers of Chapel Hill shooting victims want justice, not revenge

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The three were shot and killed in an incident at Yusor and Deah’s Chapel Hill apartment Tuesday evening.

Namee Barakat described the relationship between his son and his wife, Yusor, as a “special one.”

He said he asked Deah if the couple had argued at all since becoming engaged or married.

“He said, ‘Oh, once. We had a water fight,’ ” Namee Barakat said. “They were very beautiful children.”

Abu-Salha praised the three for their selflessness.

“I could never say enough. I will never feel like I am repeating myself because of how beautiful they were,” he said.

“Articulate, athletic, intelligent, distinguishable,” he said of all three.

Abu-Salha spoke of how excited Yusor was to be accepted to UNC’s School of Dentistry the day before she was married to Deah in December. MORE:  justice, not revenge

 

Chapel Hill: Obama condemns ‘brutal and outrageous murders’

President Barack Obama speaks at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection in Stanford, California
Family members of the victims say Mr Hicks had previously “picked on” the married couple and deliberately showed his firearm.

Chapel Hill police have said they will investigate every lead, including the possibility of hate crime.

On Thursday, the Turkish president criticised Mr Obama and other top US officials for having not made any statement.

“If you stay silent when faced with an incident like this, and don’t make a statement, the world will stay silent towards you,” he said. MORE … bbc.

 

Charges Against Shooting at mosque

A 51-year-old man was charged with shooting a mosque he lives near in suburban Morton Grove, according to authorities. Police confiscated a “high-velocity air rifle” from the home of David Conrad, who lives just east of the mosque. He was…

Inter-faith Groups Condemned the Wisconsin Shooting

Inter-faith groups have condemned the Wisconsin gurudwara shooting incident, describing it as a “senseless” act of violence on religious freedom and urging the Obama administration to take steps to ensure prevention of hate crimes against religious minorities in the country.…