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    Roshan Abbassi, assistant imam at Dar-Al-Uloom Al-Islamia, told NBC News that investigators had questioned him about a series of text messages he sent gunman Syed Farook.

    The leader of a San Bernardino mosque said investigators questioned him about text messages he sent to massacre gunman Syed Farook, NBC News reported.

    Roshan Abbassi, the assistant imam at Dar-Al-Uloom Al-Islamia, told NBC News the messages were only about food donations Farook promised to make to the mosque during Ramadan.

    The two exchanged 38 messages between June 12 and 28, he said, according to his phone records.

    Officials have been casting a wide net to track down anyone Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, had contact with before Wednesday’s rampage.

    Farook and Tashfeen killed 14 people and wounded 21 others before dying in a shootout with police.