America has turned into something almost unrecognizable. What used to be a safe place to live has become a veritable battleground from which you may never return. Often times, an American will leave their home never knowing that they will be massacred by a deranged gunman seeking to destroy as much life as possible for absolutely no reason at all.
Thankfully, today, no one inside Masjid Al-Iman mosque near Fort Lauderdale, Florida was hurt, on what is the day of worship for Muslims around the world.
According to Sun Sentinel:
“A man wanted in an attempted murder investigation died Friday on the grounds of Broward County mosque after pulling a weapon and drawing fire from multiple law enforcement officers, authorities said.”
The report continued:
“A police task force led by the U.S. Marshals Service encountered the man parked in a lot for the Masjid Al-Iman mosque, at 2542 Franklin Drive near Fort Lauderdale, in a residential neighborhood south of West Sunrise Boulevard and just west of Interstate 95.”
— The Hill (@thehill) May 24, 2019
The Sun Sentinel goes on to say that:
“The suspect got out of his car holding a weapon, and officers from the Fort Lauderdale and Plantation police departments as well as a deputy marshal all fired their weapons, said Gadyaces Serralta, U.S. marshal for the Southern District of Florida.’
“Serralta withheld information about the number of bullets fired, how many times the man was struck by gunfire or which officer may have fired the lethal shots. The dead man’s name also was not released.”
During a news conference Friday afternoon, Serralta said that, “We do not believe that the mosque was involved in any way, nor the subject with the mosque, but those are things we need to look into and it’s going to take some time, folks.”
This is still a very scary day for Muslims attending Jummah today.
“I don’t have much more detail I can give you at this time. We owe it to the officers, to the deceased and to the community to make sure that we do a thorough investigation before we give out any more details. We want to make sure that we are accurate.”
BREAKING: Reports of a fatal shooting at a mosque in Broward County, FL
— ABC 13 News – WSET (@ABC13News) May 24, 2019