Man killed in carjacking near Islamic center in Upper Darby – NBC10 Philadelphia

A man was shot during a carjacking outside an Islamic center in Upper Darby on Sunday evening.

According to police, the victim, a 65-year-old man, was shot in the chest near the Masjid Al-Madinah Islamic Center. He was pronounced dead by medics.

According to Brother Siddique of the Islamic Center, the shots were fired around 7:45 p.m. as people entered the mosque for evening prayers.

Brother Siddique said he heard four shots.

The victim’s car was impounded and recovered by police a short time later, Upper Darby Superintendent Timothy Bernhardt said.

At this time, police do not believe this incident was a hate crime, motivated by bias, or based on the victim’s mosque membership.

According to Bernhardt, it was probably a random act of violence and a carjacking.

At this time there is no further information from the police.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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