Incident Summary:

06/08/2017: An assailant fired a pellet gun at the Masjid Ebun Abass mosque in the Bronx, New York, United States. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, police identified the incident as one of three similar attacks targeting the mosque over several weeks.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:

New York

New York City

Location Details:
The incident occurred on Alexander Avenue in the Hott Haven area of the Bronx.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Masjid Ebun Abass Mosque
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Other Gun Type
Weapon Details
A pellet gun was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-Muslim extremists (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Mosque shot at by pellet gun at least 3 times in possible hate crime in Bronx," ABC 7 New York, June 13, 2017.
"Bronx mosque targeted three times by pellet gun shooter in possible hate crime," New York Daily News, June 12, 2017.