Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha were shot by 46-year-old Craig Stephen Hicks.
Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha were shot by 46-year-old Craig Stephen Hicks.

Three young Muslims killed in North Carolina attack

POLICE say a gunman charged with killing three young Muslims in North Carolina may have done so over a parking dispute.

Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, who had posted anti-religious messages on Facebook, was arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree murder near the University of North Carolina campus.

The victims were newlyweds Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, a University of North Carolina dental student, his wife Yusor Mohammad, 21, and Yusor's sister, 19-year-old Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha.

All were involved in humanitarian aid programs.

The father of the two women, Mohammad Abu-Salha, a psychiatrist in Clayton, told the News & Observer that his daughters wore Muslim headscarves and that the killings bore signs of a hate crime based on religion and culture.

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