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Shots fired at Fayetteville house of prayer

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -

Several shots were fired at a Fayetteville house of worship early Tuesday, according to police. Fayette County sheriff's deputies responded at the Ismaili Jamatkhana on Flatt Creek Trail just after 2 a.m.

Farida Nurani, a volunteer with the house of prayer, says the bullets pierced four separate windows in the back. She says extra security measures are now in place.

"It's a senseless act. I don't know what it means, but it's just -- we're just taking some extra steps to be careful," said Nurani.

Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb said that authorities canvassed a neighborhood that is behind the building.

"It could be a random act of violence. It could be a hate crime, but we're not confirming or denying that at this time," said Babb.

The sheriff said that the house of prayer has been at the location for five years without any problems. He says this appears to be an isolated incident. The representative from the house of prayer described the four bullet holes as an act of vandalism.

Anyone with information on the case is urged to call the Fayette County Sheriff's Office at (770)461-6353.

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