Fresno shooting: Three people shot dead by California gunman yelling 'Allahu Akbar'

Mark Chandler
Fresno: A street was blocked off by police: AP

Three people have been shot dead in a Californian street by a gunman yelling “Allahu Akbar”, police say.

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer says the man went on a rampage in downtown Fresno shouted "God is great" in Arabic before the killings.

The police chief said the three victims were shot minutes apart near a Catholic Charities building in the downtown area.

A total of 16 shots were fired during the attack on Tuesday, it was claimed.

A 39-year-old man called Kori Ali Muhammad was arrested shortly afterward.

Police said he was already wanted over a separate killing last week, in which a Motel 6 security guard in Fresno was gunned down.

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