Random Shootout During Packed Service Leaves New Jersey Mosque Riddled With Bullets

The congregation was already mourning the death of an 18-year-old mosque member killed last week

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    A mosque was left riddled with bullets during a packed midnight prayer service after a shootout in New Jersey's second largest city.

    Police in Jersey City say four men fired at a man who ran through the Muslim Federation of New Jersey Mosque during Ramadan prayers. 

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    The man was not connected to the mosque, and no injuries were reported.

    No arrests have been made.

    The largely Bangladeshi congregation was in mourning after an 18-year-old mosque member was fatally shot Friday while running after a man who had snatched his brother's cellphone.

    The mosque is located on the cusp of the city's downtown, across the street from both a housing project and a luxury condo building.

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