The Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department and the FBI are working together on a preliminary inquiry over the Chapel Hill shooting.
President Obama mentioned the FBI inquiry in his official statement on the matter, but the DOJ later confirmed that its Civil Rights Division is looking into whether the shooting was a hate crime:
— Derek Rowles (@DerekRowles) February 13, 2015
DoJ's Civil Rights Div. lawyers working w/FBI on preliminary inquiry to determine if hate crime laws were violated in Chapel Hill shooting.
— Paula Reid (@PaulaReidCBS) February 13, 2015
There has been some dispute over whether it was a hate crime or if the shooting of the three Muslim students was just the result of a parking dispute. The sister of one of the victims said to blame a parking dispute is “insulting and outrageous.”
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