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Jewish Man Shot Leaving Synagogue in Los Angeles

A Jewish man was shot just after leaving the morning prayer service in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood of Los Angeles on Wednesday morning, according to a report by The Forward.

The victim was taken to a hospital and released later on in the day, the founder of the Jewish security service Magen Am, Rabbi Yossi Elifort, told Forward.

The shooting occurred near Shenandoah Street and Cashio avenue around 10 a.m. Pacific Time. According to reports, the shooter, who the LAPD said is a middle-aged Asian male who drove a gray Honda, drove toward the victim and shot twice at him. Luckily, only one bullet grazed him, and the other missed him.

The suspected shooter is still at large, according to Los Angeles police department spokesperson Jeff Lee. Rabbi Elifort told the Jewish Journal that even though the Jewish man was wearing a yarmulke, the police didn’t believe that the shooting was antisemitism motivated, which Lee confirmed with The Forward that the police couldn’t say whether or not the case was being treated as a hate crime.

“Our neighborhood is known for being the most populous Jewish and Jewish Orthodox neighborhood in LA, and it’s been the target of violence in the past,” American writer, activist, and social and political commentator Elad Nehorai said on his Twitter.


Source: https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/article-731765