Imam, assistant shot dead near mosque

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A New York policeman outside the mosque where an Imam and his assistant were killed

A New York policeman outside the mosque where an Imam and his assistant were killed
A New York policeman outside the mosque where an Imam and his assistant were killed
Two men, including an imam, were gunned down and killed Saturday near a mosque in New York City, police said.

A lone gunman shot both men in the head, police said, but nothing so far indicates that the men were targeted because of their faith.

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The suspect is still at large, police said, and no motive was given.

The shooting took place on a very busy street about a block from the al-Furqan Masjid Mosque in the Ozone Park neighborhood of Queen, N.Y.