Man attacked at gunpoint outside local mosque caught on camera

By: Jeremy Pierre

Updated:

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Disturbing video has been released of a man being attacked at gunpoint outside a local mosque Sunday morning. 

Memphis Police Department is now investigating the aggravated assault.

>> PHOTOS: Man attacked at gunpoint outside local mosque caught on camera

The incident happened in the 3500 block of Mynders Avenue in the University of Memphis area.

The victim with a gun to his head during a Facebook Live post told police he was in Memphis as part of a speaking tour giving lectures on promoting peace in Somalia.

People we showed the video to were at most times at a loss of words.

Memphis Police told FOX13 the victim was live on Facebook for more than hour speaking with several men about Islam and the violence in Somalia.

Memphians said this is the violence that continues to stain the city.

The victim said it wasn’t until there was a disagreement in opinions with members of different Somalia tribe when the gun was pulled out and put to the man’s head.

We went to the mosque Monday afternoon to speak with the leadership. No one was available, and our phone calls to the mosque have not been returned.

We have also reached out to the victim and have gotten no response.

This is an ongoing investigation. 

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