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Man Fatally Shot Outside Newark Mosque

Posted on AllSides January 4th, 2024
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NEWARK, NJ – Early Wednesday morning, Imam Hassan Sharif was shot multiple times outside Masjid Muhammad-Newark, on South Orange Avenue and Camden Street. Newark police responded to the shooting at 6:15 AM, shortly after the mosque’s scheduled 6 AM Fajr prayer service. Sharif, who had been an imam at the mosque for nearly five years, was critically injured and later succumbed to his injuries at University Hospital around 2:20 PM. New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Plotkin and Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé stated that there is currently no evidence...

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