October 29, 2009
Shooting at North Hollywood synagogue
Two people were shot in the legs at a synagogue in North Hollywood, Calif.
Los Angeles Police said an African-American man with a handgun entered the Adat Yeshurun synagogue at approximately 6:20 a.m. Thursday, according to media reports.
A man was detained near the facility, but a police spokeswoman said she was unsure if the arrest was connected to the shooting.
Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime.
The victims, both Jewish, are reported to be in stable condition and have been transported to a local hospital.
More information and video to come.
The shooting occurred at 6:20 a.m. at the Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic synagogue in the 12000 block of Sylvan Street.
Two male victims, approximately 30 years old, were both shot in the lower torso and were taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition, according to an LAPD spokesperson.