Thursday, October 29, 2009

Two shot at LA synagogue

From AP:
LOS ANGELES—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 was unsure if the arrest was connected with the shooting Thursday at the Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic synagogue.

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

The victims were taken to a hospital.

It was not clear how many people were in the building at the time.

The shul has a minyan at 5:30 and at 6:15 AM, so one would expect at least 10-20 men there at that time in the morning.

UPDATE: Many more details from the LA Times.