Arrest Made in Los Angeles Shul Shootings, Incidents Being Investigated As Hate Crimes
The perpetrator believed to be behind the shooting of two Jewish men as they left Shul in two separate incidents has been arrested, according to Magen Am, a local Jewish security patrol. The incident is also now under investigation as a hate crime.
During the arrest, police found in his possession several items of evidence, including a rifle and handgun.
As previously reported on JewishMiami.info, two Jewish men leaving shul nearly 24 hours apart were shot and injured in Los Angeles within the last two days.
According to reports, the first incident happened in the Pico area of LA Wednesday morning as the victim was leaving shul. The victim was shot in the arm by a man described as being Asian with a guotie-style beard. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Thursday morning the same incident played out, with a victim leaving a shul being the target of a shooting. The second victim was also reported to have been shot in the arm and sustained non-life threatening injuries.