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Oregon vigil for victims of North Carolina murders

Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 01:09

A vigil is held in Portland, Oregon to remember three young Muslims gunned down in North Carolina, in what Muslims fear was a possible hate crime. Mana Rabiee reports.

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A vigil in downtown Portland, Oregon -- to remember three people across the country in North Carolina most of the crowd here never even knew. Three young Muslims were gunned down in a Chapel Hill home on Tuesday. Police arrested their neighbor -- 46-year-old Craig Stephen Hicks -- saying the shooting may have stemmed from an ongoing parking dispute. The killings got international attention and has some Muslim Americans feeling concerned over their safety. SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED YOUNG WOMAN SAYING: "Today we are saying that muslim lives also matter, and that we're all standing here again to celebrate the lives of those who were lost in North Carolina, but to remember that every single one of us here was put on this earth to impact the lives of others and all of our lives matter." The victims were 23-year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat, his 21-year old wife Yusor Mohammad, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, just 19 years old. The FBI and now the Justice Department are looking into whether religious hatred played a role in the shootings. President Barack Obama offered the families his condolences, saying no one should be targeted for their religion.

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Oregon vigil for victims of North Carolina murders

Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 01:09