Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Jewish Man Shot Dead in Brooklyn

A 29-year-old Russian Jew was shot twice in the chest on Tuesday morning and died of his wounds shortly thereafter, in an attack on Ocean Parkway in the Midwood area of Brooklyn, New York.

Police told JPUpdates that the shooting occurred in front of 1663 Ocean Parkway, and that they received an emergency 911 call at around 7 a.m. on Tuesday from a passerby who found the man on the ground.

He was rushed to Coney Island Hospital where the medical staff was forced to pronounce his death.

Police are currently investigating the murder, and it has not been clarified whether the motive was simply criminal, or whether it was a hate crime.

A bullet shell casing was reportedly found at the scene, although a gun was not found, indicating the attacker fled the scene with the weapon.

The Jewish community of Brooklyn is already reeling from another tragedy, after seven young children of the Sassoon family in Flatbush were killed in a fire caused by a Shabbat hot plate malfunction.

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