Authorities said the men were attacked from behind shortly before 2 p.m. in the Ozone Park neighborhood of Queens.
Police identified the imam as 55-year-old Maulama Akonjee. The 64-year-old associate was identified by the New York Post as Thara Uddin.
Witnesses described seeing a man wearing a dark blue shirt and carrying a large handgun running down the street after hearing gunfire.
"First it was two [shots], and then he goes, ‘Boom! Boom! Boom!’” a local resident told the Post. "There was a carload of people across the street, and a girl across the street, and he just targeted these two guys."
At a press conference, police said there was no indication the victims were targeted because of their religion"
Excerpt from NY Daily News
As you might expect, dozens of Muslims are in a nearby parking lot screaming for justice.
Remember all the muslims demanding justice for the hundreds of innocent victims, women and children and babies, of Muslim terror attacks in Orlando and Boston?
Either do we.