Hundreds gather in Greensboro to mourn three victims of fatal Chapel Hill shooting


San Al-Shaibani (left), her husband Eesaa Wood, Muhuba Mohamed, and Banjo Ahmed (far right) attend a vigil, held on the Elliott University Center lawn at UNC-Greensboro, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. (ROB BROWN/News & Record)

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Muna Sharma saw the news Wednesday and thought, “That could have been me,” according to the Greensboro News & Record.

Her sister is Palestinian, and her sister’s husband Syrian. And they had been planning on living in the same condominium complex where Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23; his wife Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21; and Abu-Salha’s sister, 19-year-old Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, were shot to death Tuesday evening.

“There is no justification for this,” said Sharma, whose brother-in-law was a cousin of Barakat’s. “Deah lived his life, helping everyone. That’s how his family is. They just don’t understand how something like this could happen.”

As Chapel Hill police work to establish a motive in the slaying of three Muslim family members, Muslims in the Triad expressed concern over the slayings. Sharma was one of a few hundred students who gathered for a vigil Wednesday evening on the lawn in front of the Elliott University Center at UNC-Greensboro. A vigil was also held at Guilford College.

Read full story: The Greensboro News & Record

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