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Chapel Hill shooting: Barack Obama denounces Muslim murders as “brutal and outrageous”


President Barack Obama has denounced the murders of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina as “brutal and outrageous”.

In a statement, Barack Obama said no one in the US should be targeted for “what they look like” or “how they worship”.

Barack Obama’s comments came after criticism from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the president’s silence.Chapel Hill shooting victims

With suspect Craig Hicks in custody, police are still investigating the motive, amid family claims it was a hate crime.

The FBI has opened an inquiry into the case.

Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife Yusor Mohammad and her sister Razan were found dead on February 10 in their home near the University of North Carolina, where Barakat was a dental student.

Craig Hicks, a neighbor of the students, has been charged with the murders.

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