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Shooting outside Turkish mosque in US leaves 1 wounded

Incident occurs shortly after funeral at Diyanet Center of America in Lanham, Maryland

Servet Günerigök   | 21.10.2021
Shooting outside Turkish mosque in US leaves 1 wounded WASHINGTON DC, USA - OCTOBER 20: Police officers investigate the scene of an armed attack in the yard of the Diyanet Center of America in Washington DC, United States on October 20, 2021. One person injured in the attack. ( Yasin Öztürk - Anadolu Agency )

WASHINGTON 

A shooting Wednesday outside a mosque in the US state of Maryland left one person wounded. 

The Diyanet Center of America said in a statement on Twitter that the incident took place shortly after a funeral at the mosque, which is located in Lanham.

"We are deeply shocked by the shooting incident that occurred at our center today shortly after a funeral. The incident left one individual injured who was immediately taken to the hospital," said the center.

The center is currently under lockdown for an investigation.

"We will make another announcement as soon as the center is ready to be reopened," said the statement.

The gunman was reportedly able to get away before officers arrived.


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