3 Muslim Students Allegedly Gunned Down Over a Parking Space

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ Friends and family say the three young Muslims gunned down in a North Carolina apartment had already spent years helping and healing their North Carolina neighbors and far-away refugees.

Twenty-three-year-old Deah Barakat and his 21-year-old wife of less than two months were gunned down in their Chapel Hill condominium with her 19-year-old sister Razan Abu-Salha. Police say it centered on a long-standing argument over parking spaces.

Barakat studied dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His wife Yusor planned to join him at the school this fall. They ran fundraisers to travel to Turkey this summer and treat Syrian refugees. They also volunteered to help heal the dental problems of homeless residents of nearby Durham and at clinics across rural North Carolina.