Coachella mosque targetted in drive-by shooting

A MOSQUE in the Californian desert city of Coachelle has been the target of a shooting.

Local authorities are investigating the shooting with initial leads pointing towards a possible hate crime.

Police were notified of shots fired just before Dawn on Tuesday and reportedly found several shots had struck the Islamic Society of the Coachella Valley building and a nearby vehicle.


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The building was occupied but nobody was injured.

Authorities still don’t have a description for the shooter and are desperately searching for leads.

Photo: Colin Atagi/The Desert Sun

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