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Police, FBI Investigate Shots Fired at Connecticut Mosque

Nov 18, 2015

The shots penetrated three interior walls and areas where members would gather for prayer.

Police and FBI agents are investigating reports of multiple gunshots fired at a Connecticut mosque hours after the terrorist attacks in Paris.

According to a report from the Record-Journal, leaders of the Baitul Aman mosque in South Meriden found multiple bullet holes in the building Sunday night, said Mohammed Qureshi, president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Connecticut.

Police said shots were fired into the mosque, located on Main Street, penetrating three interior walls and areas where members would gather for prayer. Qureshi told the Record-Journal the mosque was empty at the time and no one was injured.

Several neighbors reported hearing shots in the area early Saturday morning.

Lt. Sal Nesci said the investigation has been turned over to the FBI. 

Qureshi says members of the mosque are peace loving and denounce all acts of terrorism.