The police are looking for people who might have witnessed the attack by an Atlantic City councillor
On the evening of July 15, when the fourth district councillor MD Hossain Morshed was attacked in the parking lot, Atlantic City police were seeking to interview two people believed to be present.
It is believed that the two witnesses, a man and a woman, left the scene immediately after the parliamentarian was beaten by a group of attackers last week. investigator.
Detectives described the man as being between 35-40 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall, with a beard, and wearing a red shirt. It is believed that the woman was wearing a denim shirt and shorts at the crime scene.
The police said the two persons involved left in a dark four-door sedan that was driving north along Florida Avenue from Atlantic Avenue in Atlantic City.
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Morshed was attacked in a parking lot near the intersection of Florida and Atlantic Avenue at around 10:45 pm on July 15.At the time of the incident, the MP was heading to his car after attending prayers at a nearby mosque. According to reports Atlantic City Press.
“When I tried to get off the car from the parking lot and head to Florida Avenue, unfortunately a car blocked me,” Moshed told Atlantic City Press. “It’s getting dark and I don’t know what happened. I got out of the car and asked them,’Why are you stopping me?'”
Mosheed said another car stopped and blocked another exit because he was warned that several passengers were carrying guns.
Morshed was taken to the Atlantif Care Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, where he received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries. Morshed had to undergo surgery to repair broken eye sockets and nose.
“I am very worried to hear that Senator Moshed has become a victim of a violent attack,” said Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small Sr.. Say“For many years, he has been a loyal supporter of Atlantic City residents and businesses. He has the full support of my government during this difficult time. This kind of meaningless violence is unacceptable and our city will not tolerate it. I Confident in the Atlantic City Police Department’s ability to investigate this incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.”
The motive for the attack appeared to be political intimidation. Morshed said the attackers told him not to vote against the city’s needle exchange program, and the Atlantic City Council Voting ends on Wednesday.
City officials terminated the initiatives implemented in the past 14 years on grounds of public safety. The Atlantic City needle exchange program is the first in New Jersey.
The investigation into the Moshed attack is still ongoing. No suspect has been arrested and no charges have been filed.
Anyone with information about the investigation should call the Atlantic City Police Department at 609-347-5766. Tips can also be sent to tip411 anonymously via a message beginning with ACPD.