Police in Albuquerque Investigate Murders of three muslims men what they say might be related.
Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, 27, and Aftab Hussain, 41, two Pakistanis men who visited the same mosque, were shot within a week of each other, police said. Mr Hussein, who was killed on Monday, there was planning and land use director for in city of Hispaniola, about 90 miles north of Albuquerque. Mr Hussein, killed on On July 26, he worked at a local cafe.
A third Muslim was killed just until midnight Friday, according to police. Personality and age of in latest the victim was not released, although police said he was “young man” and from South Asia.
Authorities said they believed the recent violence could also connect by November 2021 killing in Albuquerque of Mohammad Ahmadi, 62, Muslim from Afghanistan. Mr Ahmadi was killed outside a business him and him brother ran on San Mateo Boulevard, police said.
The authorities did not specify on why they thought the killings might be related and didn’t say if there were any witnesses to the killings but said they believed the Muslims community was the target.
Albuquerque Police Department, and with Federal Bureau of The Investigation and the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office are asking city residents will come forward with Any information that may be related to the killings.
“That’s what affects us everyone,” said Raul Torres, District Attorney for Bernalillo County. news conference on Saturday. “Each member of this is community must stand up”.
This was stated by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. on Twitter on Saturday that the killings were “deeply angry and completely unbearable” and that she posted more State police officers help Albuquerque Police and FBI She also expressed solidarity with Muslim community in state.
“We stand with you,” she said.
Officials with Islamic center of New Mexico still reeling from Friday night funeral service for Mr. Hussein and Mr. Hussein said they were shocked to learn of another death in next in the morning, and that Muslims are killing in in city fearing for them safety.
“We are incredibly sick with the thought of someone hating so much against innocent people” said President Ahmad Assed. of Islamic center of New Mexico. “We fear for our families, we’re scared for our children. And we’re incredibly puzzled as to why this is happening.”
Advice on American-Islamic Relations, the largest non-profit organization for the civil rights of Muslims. group in the country said on Friday it would offer $10,000 reward to anyone who can provide information it would be lead to arrest and condemnation of a person responsible for murders.
“We’ve never really seen anything like this is where there are several similar murders that really seem to be connected,” said Ibrahim Hooper. national connection director for advice.
Nihad Awad, national executive director of advice, said in interview, which tragedy affected not only the Muslim community but all Americans. “We must be united against hatred and violence no matter what of in race belief or lineage of victims or perpetrators,” he said. “We urge anyone with information about these future crimes forward contacting law enforcement.”