Iraqi shot during first snowstorm

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Published: Tuesday 10th March 2015 by The News Editor

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Police in Dallas are investigating the killing of an Iraqi man who was shot dead as he took photos of his first ever snowstorm.

Four young suspects are being hunted over the killing of 36-year-old Ahmed Al-Jumaili last week. Authorities said they do not know if Mr Al-Jumaili was targeted.

Alia Salem, executive director of the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), said Mr Al-Jumaili had escaped violence in Iraq and had been in Dallas for just 20 days when he was shot.

Mr Al-Jumaili, his wife and his brother-in-law were outside their flat looking at snow for the first time when the incident occurred.

Ms Salem said CAIR has raised a 7,000 US dollars (£4,650) reward for information to help the investigation into the killing. There is also a separate award of 5,000 US dollars (£3,300) being offered by crime fighting agencies.

Published: Tuesday 10th March 2015 by The News Editor

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