NY cops hunt killer of imam and assistant
A New York neighbourhood is on edge as it struggles to pinpoint the motives behind a gunman’s fatal daytime attack on an imam and his assistant near their mosque. Imam Maulama Akonjee, 55, and his assistant, 64-year-old Thara Uddin, were shot at point-blank range just before 2pm on August 13 in the Ozone Park neighbourhood in the borough of Queens, police said. The motive is unknown and no arrests have been made. “There is nothing in the preliminary investigation to indicate that they were targeted because of their faith,” police told journalists.