FRESNO, Calif. -- (KMPH) -- Three people were killed in downtown Fresno Tuesday morning.
Police say officers have taken 39-year-old Kori Ali Muhammad into custody, in connection with the shootings.
Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Muhammad also goes by the nickname "Black Jesus" and yelled "Allahu Akbar" when he was arrested.
Fresno Police say 16 shots were fired starting at 10:45 a.m.
One person was shot in a PG&E truck, a second person was shot on Fulton Street and a third person was shot in the parking lot of Catholic Charities.
Chief Dyer said the person in the PG&E truck was the passenger and the driver was not injured.
Police Chief Jerry Dyer said all the people Muhammmad shot were white men.
Police say Muhammad was wanted in connection to the killing of an unarmed security guard at a Motel 6 last week. Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Muhammad has made posts against white people and the government on his Facebook page. Police said they believe he acted alone.
Fulton, Van Ness and Divisadero Streets are blocked off. They will be closed for most of the day for the investigation.
If there were ways to prevent tragedies like this in the future, I would not hesitate in using them. Again, my heart goes out to the families that lost loved ones today.