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Unidentified people shoot Quran teacher's car

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, January 15, 2019   /   08:03 am
Unidentified people shoot Quran teacher's car Police officers check the car of a Quran teacher that was shot by unidentified people in Sawangan, Depok, West Java on Jan. 14. (kompas.com/Cynthia Lova)

Two unidentified people fired a gun into a car that was being used by guru ngaji (Quran teacher) and preacher Ruqoyah on Jl. Porek in Depok, West Java, on Monday. 

The shot broke glass on the right side of the car.

Tikno, the driver of the car, said that the shooting occurred when he was loading food into the car, which was parked near a community hall where Ruqoyah was scheduled to give a sermon. 

"I was inside the car to load some food given by a member of the majelis taklim [congregation] committee," he said, explaining that he was bending over to put the food under the car seat when someone fired the gun and the bullet missed him.

"I heard a 'brak' sound. When I checked, two people riding a motorbike were heading to the right," he said on Monday, as quoted by kompas.com.

Ruqoyah said she had never before experienced such an incident during her time working as a Quran teacher. 

"I never experienced such a thing. People in here look kind," she said.

There are no items reported lost because of the incident. 

Sawangan Police in Depok reported that a projectile was found and they believe it to have been fired from an air gun. (sau)