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Imam killed in shooting in New York

Mon 15 Aug 2016, 10:53:56

In the United States, an imam and another unidentified person were shot in the head near a mosque in Queens neighbourhood of New York, police said. Both men were taken to a nearby a hospital, where 55 year old imam Maulama Akonjee, was pronounced dead, a spokesman with New York's Office of the Deputy



Commissioner, Public Information said. The unidentified male, age 64, later succumbed to his injuries. The motive of the killing was not clear. Police spokesman said there is nothing in the preliminary investigation to indicate that they were targeted because of their faith.


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