Murders of three muslims men in largest in New Mexico city in in past nine months were probably linked and they were apparently targeted for their religion and race- said the police.
two members of the same mosque was shot down dead in Albuquerque in in last ten days, and there is a “high probability” that their deaths are related to the November killing of Afghan immigrant, according to city police official.
In all three cases, the victims were ambushed and shot without warning, city the police said.
“There is one strong generality in all of our victims are theirs race and religion,” Albuquerque Police Deputy Commander Kyle Hartsock said at a press briefing on Thursday. Santa Fe New Mexico newspaper.
Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, 27, planner director for in city of Hispaniola who came to the US from Pakistan, was shot dead dead on Monday outside at his apartment complex in Albuquerque, police said.
It followed murder of Aftab Hussein, 41, from the large Afghan city of Albuquerque. community, who was found dead of gunshot wounds on July 26 near the village. cityx international area, police said.
Deaths likely linked to shooting of 62-year-old Mohammad Ahmadi in parking at the halal supermarket and cafe on November 7, Hartstock said.
“We’ve never felt so much fear in [our] community”, – Tahir Gauba, press secretary for Islamic center of New Mexico, the paper said.
Advice on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a US-based Muslim civil rights organization. group, on On Friday they offered $5,000. reward for information leading to arrest and condemnation of person or persons responsible for of death.
“If a bias motive is established, state and federal authorities should apply appropriate hate crime allegations,” said Nihad Awad, National Executive Director of CAIR. in statement.