US President Joe Biden has said that he was â€œangered and saddenedâ€ over the â€œhorrificâ€ killing of four Muslim men in Albuquerque in New Mexico, saying that such â€œhatefulâ€ attacks had no place in the United States.
The killings have occurred over a period of weeks, with the latest murder occurring on Friday as the victim attended a funeral service for those killed in the past two weeks.
Expressing condolence with the Muslim community, US President stated that while waiting for the full investigations, his prayers were with the victims and their families.
In his message from official twitter handle, President Biden has said that the hateful attacks had no place in America and that his administration stood strongly with the Muslim community.
Meanwhile, New Mexicoâ€™s police have asked the public to help in locating a â€œvehicle of interestâ€. Investigators believe that fatal shootings of Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico over the past nine months, are related.
Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller has said that efforts were underway for extra police presence at mosques during prayer times.
The first victim was killed in November. All four killed belonged to Pakistan and Afghanistan. Police has declared the first three killings as ambush shootings but given few details of the last murder, US media has reported.
Police has also released the pictures of a vehicle that was suspectedly involved in the recent shooting incident; a four-door dark gray sedan.
New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has characterized the killings as â€œtargeted Muslim killingsâ€.
Muslims in Albuquerque have been urged to avoid walking alone at night and make sure that they were not followed to their homes.