Muslim Family Massacred in North Carolina

Muslim Family Massacred in North Carolina
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11 February 2015
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A man has reportedly been charged by U.S. authorities Wednesday in relation to the massacre of a Muslim family in North Carolina.

The family of three was found dead Tuesday evening after police responded to a report of gunshots in a normally quiet neighborhood in Chapel Hill.

“All three subjects were pronounced dead at the scene,” police said in a statement.

The statement continued by explaining, “The Chapel Hill Police Department is questioning a person of interest in the crime and has reason to believe that there is no ongoing threat to the public.”

The victims have since been identified as Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, according to the U.K.'s Independent newspaper.

The Independent also reported that police have now named Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, as being arrested by police under suspicion of three counts of first degree murder.

The shooting has already sparked an online furor, which social media users using #ChapelHillShooting to question why the incident has garnered little media attention.

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