Fresno Police say the man who killed three people during a rampage shooting wanted to kill as many white people as possible.
Kori Ali Muhammad fired 16 rounds in less than two minutes within a single block at men who were seemingly just going about their day.
While being arrested he admitted to the killings and was reportedly shouting "Allahu Akbar".
Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said the shootings weren't rooted in terrorism, but are instead being labeled as hate crimes.
Muhammad first shot a Pacific Gas & Electric Company employee in the passenger side of his truck. The driver tried to drive his coworker to the police station for help, but the 34-year-old white man died.
The shooter then moved onto shoot at another person, missed them then aimed and killed a 37-year-old white man who was walking with his groceries.
Muhammad's final victim was a 58-year-old white man who was in the parking lot of a charity building.
Dyer says these attacks were purposely done as Muhammad passed by a car with two Latina women and a child, sparing their lives.
"These were unprovoked attacks by an individual that was intent on carrying out homicides today. He did that."
These shootings came after the police named Muhammad as an armed and dangerous suspect in the fatal shooting of a Motel 6 security guard.
That guard, 25-year-old Carl Williams was also white.
Muhammad now faces four counts of murder and at least two other charges of assault with a deadly weapon.