August 13, 2016 8:14 pm -

An Imam was shot in the head and another man shot in the chest after Saturday prayers at an Ozone Park, NY mosque.

The gunshots rang out near the Al-Furqan Jame Masjid Mosque in Ozone Park, leaving both victims lying on the ground in their own blood, according to witnesses.


Authorities said their injuries were life-threatening. The imam was reportedly shot in the head, and the other victim in the chest.

“All of a sudden I heard five shots,” said one witness, who declined to give his name. “I knew it wasn’t firecrackers. And then the commotion of the emergency (vehicles), and that’s when I knew.



D.B. Hirsch
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