Shooting at Florida mosque kills one. The man who shot the gun is in custody.
Rabat – An overnight shooting at Islamic Society of Tampa Bay Mosque, in Florida, following a Ramadan celebration, has killed one.
According to witnesses, two men got into an argument in the parking lot. Just after midnight gunshots were heard and the crowd of attendees “scattered” towards the parking lot gate, described by a security guard working the event. The security guard is also a police officer but was off-duty that night.
When the security guard approached the vicinity of the shots, he saw two men: one with a gun and the other who had been shot twice. The injured man was rushed to Tampa General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Both men attended the Ramadan festivities at the mosque that night. Police detectives believe they knew each other.
“The congregation was breaking up, so there’s was a lot of foot traffic, a lot of vehicle traffic coming out of this gate that we are standing in right now. So there was a lot of people in the general area,” HCSO Deputy Frank Losat said.
The man who shot the gun is in custody. The investigation is ongoing.