Incident Summary:

"04/18/2017: An assailant opened fire on civilians in Fresno, California, United States. The assailant first fired on a Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) energy truck, killing Zackary David Randalls. He then fired on another vehicle but stopped after realizing the passengers were Hispanic and instead shot Mark James Gassett. Finally, the assailant fired on David Martin Jackson at a nearby bus stop. Three people were killed in the one-minute shooting spree before the assailant surrendered to police. Kori Ali Muhammad, an anti-white extremist, claimed responsibility for the attack and stated that he targeted the victims because he wanted to kill "as many white males as possible." Sources also noted that Muhammad had a history of anti-white and anti-government social media posts."

GTD ID:
201704180060

When:
2017-04-18

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

California

City:
Fresno

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description White Male Civilians: Zackary David Randalls, Mark James Gassett, David Martin Jackson
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-White extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 3
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Fresno Gunman Targeted 'as Many White Males as Possible,' Cops Say," NBCNews.com, April 19, 2017."
"Hate crime is suspected after a gunman kills 3 white men in downtown Fresno," Los Angeles Times, April 19, 2017."
"Three Dead in Fresno, California Shooting Spree," MSNBC Newsweek, April 18, 2017."