New York police department crime scene investigators photograph evidence Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, in the Queens borough of New York, after the leader of a New York City mosque and an associate were fatally shot as they left afternoon prayers. Police said 55-year-old Imam Maulama Akonjee and his 64-year-old associate, Tharam Uddin, were shot as they left the Al-Furqan mosque.

2 Muslims Killed In New York In Suspected Hate Crime

Although police have yet to yet to establish a motive, residents demanded authorities treat the brazen daylight shooting as a hate crime.