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Imam killed in shooting outside New Jersey mosque, and the shooter remains at large, authorities say

Posted on AllSides January 3rd, 2024
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A New Jersey imam was shot multiple times and killed outside his mosque Wednesday, and authorities continue to search for the shooter, officials said. Imam Hassan Sharif was in his vehicle when he was shot more than once near the Masjid-Muhammad Mosque in Newark, Essex County Prosecutor Ted Stephens said at a news conference. Authorities are still searching for a shooter, but there's no evidence indicating the shooting was motivated by an anti-Muslim bias, Attorney General Matt Platkin said. Despite that, Platkin said law enforcement has stepped up outreach to...

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