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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Vigil Held Tonight for S.F. Doctor's Family Shot to Death in Chapel Hill

Posted By on Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 3:13 PM

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A candlelight vigil will be held in San Francisco this evening to honor the three victims gunned down during an argument in Chapel Hill earlier this week.

Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, his wife, Yusor Mohammad, 21, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, were shot to death Tuesday during an argument that might have stemmed over parking issues.  According to press reports, 46-year-old Craig Stephen Hicks, who lived in the same apartment complex as the family, has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder. 

Suzanne Barakat, a physician at San Francisco General Hospital, believes her family was targeted because they are Muslims. 

“We ask that the authorities investigate these senseless and heinous murders as hate crime,” Barakat said during a press conference.

Deah Barakat had just married Yusor Mohammad six weeks ago and was a second-year dental student at UNC.

The vigil will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the memorial garden of the Family Health Center at 22nd Street and Potrero Avenue.

[via CBS News]
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