CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Police say an ongoing parking dispute between neighbors sparked the shooting deaths of three family members at a quiet condominium complex near the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill.
Forty-six-year-old Craig Stephen Hicks is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the shooting Tuesday. He is being held at the Durham County Jail.
Police say Hicks is cooperating.
The victims 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.
The university says Barakat and Mohammad were married, and Abu-Salha was Mohammad’s sister.
Barakat was a second-year dental student there, and his wife was scheduled to begin dental studies in the fall.
A UNC spokesman says Abu-Salha was a sophomore design major.
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