Katy-Harris County Mosque Targeted by Gunfire

This is believed to be the vehicle from where the gunshots were fired early Monday morning. – HCSO photo

KATY/HARRIS COUNTY (Covering Katy News) – The Muslim American Society- Katy Center Mosque was shot at early Monday morning according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and deputies are looking for the public’s help finding the person responsible. The mosque is located at 1800 Baker Road.

An employee of the mosque told deputies that a contractor’s truck parked in an outside lot was struck by gunfire from the roadway. The vehicle had a bullet hole in the windshield, and the mosque’s front wall was also struck by a round.

Mosque employees believe the incident took place sometime early Monday morning around 3 a.m., but the damage was not discovered until yesterday afternoon. A still photo from surveillance video is only evidence being released by investigators. The make and model of the vehicle are undetermined.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Violent Crimes unit at 713-274-9100.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org. Tips may also be sent via a text message by texting the following: TIP610 plus the information to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.

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