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The recent murder of four Muslim men in Albuquerque has rocked the city. this is what we know

(CNN)Ambushof three Muslim men and the recent killing of a fourth . Albuquerque issued a warning to the city's Muslim community and to mosque-goers as police investigate how the shootings may be linked.

The murders of Mohammad Ahmadi, 62, Muhammad Afzal Hussein, 27, Aftab Hussein, 41, and Naeem Hussein, 25, have one thing in common. According to Albuquerque Police.

Three recent murders occurred within two weeks of him, police investigating potential links between attacks, spotlight on unsolved murders in November 2021 The city was in jeopardy.

{Deputy Commander Kyle Hartsock of the Albuquerque Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division said, "While we are examining all available evidence for further links, we do not believe that these three men are Muslims." Yes, and having a similar pedigree is very worrying."

The FBI is assisting with the investigation, andan online portal has been set up to allow residents to upload videos and images. The local Crime Stoppers Board also voted to increase the bounty to $20,000 for information leading to an arrest.
Is not ... However, they say they are looking for "vehicles of interest" that may be linked to the four murders. Vehicles are dark silver sedan-style Volkswagen Jetta or Passat with tinted windows.

Here's what we know about the murders and investigations so far:

How did the killings take place?

The latest killing was reported on Friday by Albuquerque police officers who responded to reports of shootings in the Truman area just before midnight, said Naeem. Hussain is found dead. street and grand avenue.

After the discovery, Albuquerque police said the murder "may be linked" to his three previous killings of Muslim men from South Asia.

All three of his men, Muhammad Afzar Hussein, Aftab Hussein and Mohammad Ahmadi, were "ambushed, shot and killed without warning," Hartsock said. said earlier.

Two of his, Muhammad Afzaal Hussain and Aftab Hussein, both Pakistanis, were killed in southeast Albuquerque near Central Avenue. Police said the two deaths were "determined to be related".

Muhammad Afzaal Hussain was shot dead on 1 August. He was found on the sidewalk of Cornell Street and Reid He Avenue.

A few days earlier, on July 26, Aftab Hussein was found with an apparent gunshot wound in his 400 block in Rhode Island. Police said he later died from his injuries.

In investigating the recent killings, investigators turned their attention to the November 7, 2021 murder of Mohammad Ahmadi, a Muslim from Afghanistan. He was murdered outside the business he ran with his brother on San Mateo Boulevard.

Who are the victims?

Naeem Hussain said he emigrated as a refugee from Pakistan in 2016 to escape persecution as a Shia Muslim and, according to his brother-in-law, his Ehsan Shahalami, last month I had just become a citizen.

He started a trucking business this year and was said to be a kind, generous and hardworking person.

On the day he was killed, he attended the funerals of two of his recent victims and expressed fear at the shooting, according to a spokesman for a mosque in Albuquerque.

Muhammad Afzaal Hussain worked on the planning team for the City of Espanola. According to the mayor's news release, he studied law and human resource management at the University of Punjab, Pakistan, and then received master's and bachelor's degrees in community and regional planning from the University of New Mexico.

"Muhammad was soft-spoken, kind and quick to laugh," Mayor John Ramon Vigil said in a news release last Wednesday. , well-liked."

Few details have been released about the other two victims. Police said Mohammad Ahmadi was a Muslim from Afghanistan and Aftab Hussein was a Muslim from Pakistan.

Where is the research?

So far, police have released leaflets showing "featured vehicles" in all four of his killings. However, it remains unclear to whom the car belongs and how it may be related to the attack.

Police said the vehicle was "suspected to have been used as a vehicle in the recent murders of four Muslim men."

"Very strong leads. We have a vehicle that we are interested in. We have to find this vehicle," Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller said. "At this time, we do not know what this vehicle is related to or who owns it.

"All victims have one strong thing in common:

Authorities are asking the public to release any information that may be useful in an investigation.Albuquerque Metro CrimeStoppers Hints can be submitted to the website.

How are local and national leaders responding?

After Friday's killings, New Mexico Gov. Albuquerque

"I am outraged and saddened that this is happening in a state that prides itself on its cultural and ideological diversity," Mr Grisham said in a statement. , "We will not stop seeking justice for victims and their families, and we are going to great lengths to arrest the killers, and we will find them."

The attack has also come under fire from President Joe Biden, who said he felt "angry and saddened" by the attack.

"While awaiting a full investigation, I

The city now has increased police presence in mosques, Muslim schools, and the University of New Mexico.

"Albuquerque is now in crisis." We want to make it clear that we and our partners across law enforcement are devoting all possible resources to these cases. We will bring the perpetrators to justice, we categorically condemn these senseless killings and, together with the Muslim community, stand against intolerance and violence in all its forms,” said Keller.

At the weekend briefing, Mr. Keller talked about things like groceries and feeding certain people in certain parts of town.

Meanwhile, local and national Muslim groups are warning residents to be careful.

The Islamic Center of New Mexico posted on Facebook. "This is especially true for our members who live in the southeastern part of the city where these killings took place. e." , said it was taking steps to provide additional security measures.

"The lives of Albuquerque Muslims are at stake. Those responsible for this horrific and hateful mass shooting must be identified and stopped now."American Islamic Relations Council National Edward Ahmed Mitchell Deputy Director. The

Council will offer him a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible, the organization said in a statement, calling the series of killings "horrible and hateful." It was called a shooting incident."