Vandals shoot paintballs at Oklahoma City mosque
BY MATT DINGER NewsOK.com
Monday, August 13, 2012
8/13/12 at 10:41 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Grand Mosque of Oklahoma City was fired upon by paintballs early Sunday, and the vandals fled the scene before they were apprehended.
About 2:45 a.m., the vandals pulled into the parking lot of the Grand Mosque, 3201 NW 48, and fired upon the building's doors, Hassan Ahmed, the mosque's imam and director said.
“A car pulled here in front of the main entrance and started shooting paintball guns, but at the time, I didn't know it was that. I thought it was bullets they were shooting into the building. And I could hear when I was coming from the house, but before I reached there, they were gone,” Ahmed said.
Police arrived a few minutes later, but by that time, the vandals were gone.
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The doors of the Grand Mosque of Oklahoma City are shown after vandals sprayed them with a paintball gun early Sunday. Photo provided by Hassan Ahmed to NewsOK.com