Man arrested for ‘shooting at mosque (with pellet rifle) as 500 Muslims prayed inside’

Daily Mail:

By Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 00:58 EST, 13 August 2012 | UPDATED: 01:01 EST, 13 August 2012

A 51-year-old man has been arrested for shooting at a mosque near Chicago while hundreds of worshipers prayed inside.

David Conrad, from Morton Grove, Illinois, used a pellet rifle to fire multiple shots at the Muslim Education Center mosque neighbouring his house, just after 8.30pm on Friday.

One of the shots narrowly missed a security guard stationed at the place of worship, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Shooter: David Conrad, from Morton Grove, Illinois, pictured, used a pellet rifle to fire multiple shots at the Muslim Education Center mosque on FridayShooter: David Conrad, from Morton Grove, Illinois, pictured, used a pellet rifle to fire multiple shots at the Muslim Education Center mosque on Friday

Conrad is facing charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm and criminal damage to property.

Police later seized a ‘high-velocity air rifle’ at the man’s home.

Nearly 500 Muslims were praying inside the mosque at the time of the shooting to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan.

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17 Replies to “Man arrested for ‘shooting at mosque (with pellet rifle) as 500 Muslims prayed inside’”

  1. Not shooting at a building he couldn’t. An air rifle can’t do any damage at all to a building. Even if you are 2 inches away.

  2. I’m pretty fucking good with a hand gun too, or at least I was until the law changed
    this was in my youth tho…..

  3. It depends on the air rifle, some can be modified to a 1600 fps velocity so they could kill within 50 yards if you hit the right place, hitting a building would do nothing.

    Illinois has some nasty gun laws and he may have lived in Chicago which has even nastier ones, so cut him some slack. I will check with a friend from that area and see what I can find out.

  4. E.L.D. – Three out of five’s good,all you need now is a willing friend,i’ve a funny feeling there’s a big Q.starting to form.

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