A man who allegedly opened fire on two Muslim prayer sites in northern California on Friday was identified by authorities as an employee of a mosque in the small town of Stockton.
The FBI identified the employee as Mohamed Khattak, and he is being held without bond at a federal detention facility in Stockton, according to a statement from the Stockton Police Department.
Khattak is a member of the Islamic Society of Stockdale, according the statement, and police have not identified any other suspects in the incident.
Police have identified a man who is in custody in the shooting and are seeking to speak with him.
Authorities have not released any further details about the shooting, which occurred near the Stockdale Police Department, and authorities did not immediately release a description of the suspect.
In a tweet from the Islamic Center of Stockdale, Stockdade Mayor Jeff Kiel said, “It is a devastating reminder that our communities are not safe.
We will not be deterred.
We are stronger than the attacks on us and our neighbors.”
The Stockdades Islamic Center has a history of being targeted by hate groups, including a shooting in 2013.
The attack left three dead and seven wounded.
The shooter was a self-proclaimed Islamic scholar.