Over the weekend we brought you the news of the apparent arson attack at the construction site of the future Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The day after the incident, members of the congregation’s board went to inspect the vandalized equipment and heard gunshots near the site.
Board member Saleh Sbenaty called police. But now police believe that the gunfire was unrelated to the mosque controversy. Detective Sgt. Dan Goodwin of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office tells TPM the shots were likely from hunters in the area taking advantage of the beginning of squirrel hunting season which officially opened the day before.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.