Topics: Chapel Hill Shooting

On Feb. 10, police were notified of gunshots in the Summerwalk Circle area, in Finley Forest Condominiums. Three people were pronounced dead at the scene.

The victims are Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, of Chapel Hill; Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, of Chapel Hill; and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, of Raleigh. 

Deah Barakat was a second-year student in the UNC School of Dentistry; Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha was his wife and planned to start studying dentistry at UNC in the fall. The third victim, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, was Yusor's sister and was a student at N.C. State University.

On Feb. 16, Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, of Chapel Hill, was indicted on three separate counts of first-degree murder, according to Chapel Hill police. He is being tried in Durham County Courts and is being held in the Durham County Jail without bond. Hicks is facing the death penalty

Thousands of students and community members gathered in the Pit for a vigil honoring the three students on Feb. 11.  N.C. State set up the Our Three Winners scholarship on Feb. 24.

Judge orders FBI to turn over documents to Craig Hicks' defense team

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Craig Stephen Hicks appeared in a Durham County courtroom for the first time in over a year for a motions hearing on Tuesday. 


HKonJ and the Moral March on Raleigh draw record number, organizers report

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Black Lives Matter sign in hand and “Nasty Woman” shirt at the ready, Stephanie Freeman marched as part of Saturday’s HKonJ People’s Assembly and Moral March on Raleigh.


'It is something Deah would have done:' Community remembers students through service

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On the two-year anniversary of the Chapel Hill shooting, people and institutions across the Triangle are working to ensure the lives and legacies of Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha are not forgotten.


'Everybody's struggle is our struggle': Family and friends remember Our Three Winners

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On Feb. 10, 2015, Yusor Abu-Salha, her husband Deah Barakat and her sister Razan Abu-Salha were killed in Deah and Yusor’s apartment in Chapel Hill. 


Motions hearing scheduled for Jan. 31 in Craig Hicks trial

At Thursday's hearing in Craig Stephen Hicks' death penalty case, Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson scheduled a motions hearing for Jan 31.


Project Mawla website will collect local reports of Islamophobia

After the shooting of Muslim students Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha in February of 2015, Hamza Butler knew he had to fight Islamophobia in Chapel Hill and the broader community.


Hearing for Craig Hicks pushed back to January

A hearing for Craig Stephen Hicks, scheduled for Oct. 13, was pushed back until January.


UNC Muslim Students Association to honor legacy of 'Our Three Winners'

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The UNC Muslim Students Association will hold an event to honor the three Muslim students who were killed at a Chapel Hill apartment in February 2015. 


It's a process: Performing arts program will focus on social justice

The Process Series, a performing arts program at UNC, is continuing its tradition of engaging audiences through an interactive experience unlike any other outlet on campus. It will cross many disciplines with its new season titled “Spoken Justice.”


Legacy of Deah Barakat and Yusor Abu-Salha lives on in service

Four hundred and twenty-three people volunteered Thursday for the second annual Deah Day, a service day that honors former UNC School of Dentistry students DeahBarakat and Yusor Abu-Salha. 


NC State remembers fallen students

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Hundreds of people braved 30-degree weather Wednesday night to commemorate the tragic deaths of Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha at the Talley Student Union at N.C. State University in a vigil titled the “Day of Light.”


Remembering students with a day of light

Today will be filled with remembrance and celebrations of life as UNC and N.C. State University hold memorials for the three students who were killed a year ago today.


Remembering Our Three Winners

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“They wouldn’t look at anyone differently no matter their race. They treated everyone the same. That’s the message. To spread love and awareness about how we’re all the same no matter where we’re from. They were just so kind, generous, and philanthropic, and optimistic,” said Lina Chaarawi, the cousin of Razan and Yusor Abu-Salha.


‘A Year in Reflection’ through art

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Following the deaths of Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha, Triangle-area residents turned to art to grieve and make sense of the tragedies.


Islamophobia distorts political rhetoric

Duke University Chapel’s call to prayer controversy, the highly publicized shooting deaths of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill and the Syrian refugee crisis — all have raised questions about the rhetoric surrounding Islam in politics and the media.


After tragedy, students sought support from each other

\In times of tragedy, UNC makes its Counseling and Psychological Services available to students — but some prefer to turn to each other for help, rather than to these official resources.


Year in Review: Chapel Hill shooting case stagnant, but legacy lives on

The horrific acts on Feb. 10 that occurred at the Finley Forest Condominiums in the Summerwalk Circle area led to the deaths of three students: Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, of Chapel Hill; Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, of Chapel Hill; and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, of Raleigh. 

Deah Barakat was a second-year student in the UNC School of Dentistry; Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha was his wife and planned to start studying dentistry at UNC in the fall.


Goodwill store named in Deah Barakat's honor

Despite his son being taken from him, Namee Barakat — the father of Deah Barakat, one of the three students killed in Chapel Hill during the February shooting — has found a way to give back. 


Deah Day remembers Deah Barakat and Yusor Abu-Salha's commitment to service

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Seven months after the Chapel Hill shooting, UNC School of Dentistry students honored two of the victims, Deah Barakat and Yusor Abu-Salha, by holding a day of service Thursday. 


Hate crime status of Chapel Hill shooting discussed

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Seven months after the Chapel Hill shooting, Yousef Abu-Salha, brother of the victims, is busy studying for his first exams at the UNC School of Medicine, keeping up with philanthropic activities inspired by the deceased and awaiting the verdict of the murderer. 


Habitat home dedicated to Chapel Hill shooting victims

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Deah Barakat once wrote a letter to his professor detailing his interest in orthodontics, but he was afraid of participating in class. But Barakat wasn’t afraid of failing — he was afraid his classwork would take away the time he wanted to dedicate to his community.


'Our Three Winners' legacy honored in community center

By Yoon Ju Chung

Staff Writer

While the debate over whether the February shooting of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill was a hate crime or a parking dispute continues, the students' legacy will carry on in the form of a community center.

Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha were academically successful and engaged in community service both locally and abroad, prompting members of N.C.


Race and the court's biggest decision

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Craig Hicks and Dylann Roof are both charged with multiple counts of murder in the shooting deaths of several people. Both could face capital punishment. Both received national attention.


Award honors Chapel Hill shooting victims

UNC and the Dental Foundation of North Carolina will establish the Deah Barakat and Yusor Abu-Salha Memorial Award to honor the lives of the two shooting victims and continue their legacy of humanitarianism


Death penalty on the table in Chapel Hill shooting trial

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A Durham County superior court judge ruled Monday that Craig Hicks, charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the Feb. 10 shooting at Chapel Hill’s Finley Forest apartment complex, is eligible to be tried for capital punishment.