CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Police say the shooting deaths of three family members near the University of North Carolina campus was motivated by an ongoing neighbor dispute over parking.
Chapel Hill police said in a statement Wednesday that their preliminary investigation shows the fight over parking sparked the fatal shooting of a man, his wife and her sister — all college students.
Forty-six-year-old Craig Stephen Hicks has been arrested and charged with three counts of murder. He is expected to make a first court appearance Wednesday morning.
Police say he’s been cooperative.
The victims of Tuesday’s shooting are identified as 23-year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat and 21-year-old Yusor Mohammad, both of Chapel Hill, and 19-year-old Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, of Raleigh.
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