Imam Maulama Akonjee and Thara Uddin were killed in an attack outside a Queens, NY, mosque. The suspect, described as a male wearing dark clothing, is still at large. Police have not disclosed a motive for the shooting.
Akonjee and Uddin were gunned down as they walked home from Saturday prayers. NYPD Deputy Inspector Henry Sautner with the Queens South Detective Bureau said the men were shot from point blank range after the killer “approached from behind” and opened fire.
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