- A Muslim man, whose identity has not yet been identified, was murdered Friday in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
- Muhammad Afzal Hussain, 27, and Aftab Hussain, 41, were killed in the past two weeks.
- The state governor has called them “targeted killings” and the FBI is assisting in the investigation.
A man has been shot dead in Albuquerque, and he may be the latest victim in the suspected serial killing of Muslims in New Mexico’s largest city.
Albuquerque Police announce An unidentified Muslim youth was killed by a bullet on Friday evening.
Police did not provide any other details about the man and did not reveal the circumstances of the crime, but said he was found dead at the scene and appears to be in his mid-twenties.
He was the fourth Muslim man to be killed in a series of unsolved killings.
New Mexico police and federal agencies are investigating whether the murders are linked, while Governor Michelle Logan Grisham has described them as Targeted killing.
—Governor Michelle Logan Grisham (GovMLG) August 6, 2022
Reuters reports In other recent murders of Muslim men in New Mexico’s largest city, the victims were ambushed and shot without warning, police said.
Muhammad Afzal Hussain, 27, a Pakistani immigrant and planning director for the city of Espanola, was shot dead Monday outside his Albuquerque apartment complex in early August.
Aftab Hussain, 41, was found dead of gunshot wounds on July 26 near the Albuquerque International Area. He attended the same mosque as Al-Hussein.
—APD Chief of Police (ABQPoliceChief) August 6, 2022
Albuquerque said the shooting of 62-year-old Afghan immigrant Mohammad Ahmadi, on November 7, 2021, in the parking lot of a halal supermarket he ran, is the fourth murder investigators are trying to determine if it is linked to the recent killings. .
The FBI assists with murder investigations.
The Governor of Gresham Ali said Twitter That the killings were “extremely outrageous and absolutely unbearable”.
“We will continue to do everything in our power to support the Muslim community in Albuquerque and Greater New Mexico during this difficult time,” she added. You New Mexicans, we welcome you here, and we stand with you.”
The Albuquerque police chief announced that there is a reward of $20,000 for any advice that helps solve the murders.