An Imam and his Assistant were shot dead as they walked along a street in the New York Borough of Queens. The men were approached from behind by a man who shot them both in the head, a police spokesman said. Reports in New York said imam Maulama Akonjee, 55, moved to the city from Bangladesh two years ago. A man holding a gun was seen leaving the scene of the shooting in the ozone park area, but no-one has been arrested. Police said the suspect had a “Medium Complexion”.