Young, Black Gunman Allegedly Shoots 2 at L.A. Synagogue

Young, Black Gunman Allegedly Shoots 2 at L.A. Synagogue

Published October 29, 2009


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have detained a man near the North Hollywood synagogue where two people were shot in the legs.

Officer Rosario Herrera says she's not sure if the arrest is connected to the shooting Thursday at the Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic synagogue.

Herrera says the victims were taken to a hospital and are stable.

Police say a man with a handgun entered the building at about 6:20 a.m. and shot two people. Police are investigating the shooting as a hate crime.

It was not clear how many people were in the building at the time of the shooting. The synagogue telephone line was busy.

The attack occurred 10 miles from a 1999 shooting at a Jewish community center where white supremacist Buford Furrow wounded three children, a teenager and an adult. He later killed a letter carrier.


 

Written by the Associated Press

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