Remembering the Young Muslim Family Gunned Down in Chapel Hill

More than 5,000 gather from different faiths to mourn and pay respects to three students killed.
2:04 | 02/12/15

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Tonight, in chapel hill, North Carolina, three members of a young Muslim family gunned down by a neighborhood are being remembered. More than 5,000 at the funeral today. Too many for the mosque, moved to a nearby field. So many offering their prayers. Tonight, the FBI is helping with the case, opening their own inquiry. The families -- the victim's family calling on the president and telling Americans, this was a hate crime. ABC's Tom llamas in north Carolina again tonight. Reporter: In Raleigh today, thousands coming together from all religions to remember three Muslim students killed near the campus of unc chapel hill. And just before the coffins were carried out, the father of the two slain sisters, yusor and razan, demanding the Obama administration bring hate crime charges against the alleged killer, Craig Stephen hicks. This has hate crime written all over it. Reporter: Police say hicks shot and killed death Barakat, his new wife yusor and her 19-year-old sister, razan, inside their chapel hill apartment. The family telling ABC news, they were each shot in the head. Hicks' wife saying this may have started because of a dispute between her husband and the alleged victims over a parking space at the apartment complex. Something just snapped. Reporter: But hicks, who is being held would bond, openly posted on Facebook his proposed solution to the problems in the middle east. Atheism. Care drafting a letter with other groups, calling for a federal hate crimes investigation. A sentiment echoed all over social media. The hash tacks Muslim lives matter and chapel hill shooting trending all over social media. Last night, a massive vigil on chapel hill's campus. Tonight, another massive vigil. This time on the campus of nc state university. 1,000 people gathered here. David, we have an update on this case. The FBI now launching their own investigation into this matter. David? Tom, thank you.

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