Street shoot-out hits NJ mosque during prayers - New York News

Street shoot-out hits NJ mosque during prayers

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - A shoot-out in New Jersey's second largest city resulted in a mosque being riddled with bullets during a packed midnight prayer service.

Police in Jersey City say four men fired at a man who ran through the building during Ramadan prayers. He was not connected to the Muslim Federation of New Jersey Mosque and no injuries were reported.

No arrests have been made.

The largely Pakistani congregation was already in mourning after an 18-year-old mosque member was fatally shot on Friday running after a man who had snatched his brother's cellphone.

The mosque is located on the cusp of the city's downtown, across the street from both a housing project and a luxury condo building.

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