The Los Angeles Police Department Maintains that Synagogue Shooting Not a Hate Crime

By: Wallin & Klarich

Recently it was reported that two men were shot in a North Hollywood synagogue parking lot by an unknown assailant. Immediately after the shooting, there was great concern that these shootings were the result of a “hate crime” or possibly an act of terrorism. The Los Angeles Police Department’s counter Terrorism and Criminal Intelligence Bureau has stated, however, that there is no reason to believe that the shootings were in fact hate crimes or terror related. For this reason, the anti-terror squad will not be conducting the investigation.

The identity of the shooter remains unknown, although his image was captured by a surveillance camera. Detectives are now looking into the possibility that the shooting was related to a business or personal dispute. Los Angeles Mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, who also arrived at the shooting site, stated that the shooting was only a random act of violence and cautioned against further speculation regarding the incident.

The true motives of the shooter, therefore, will continue to remain unknown until he is captured. If you have any questions regarding this case or any other criminal matter, call Wallin & Klarich today! Wallin & Klarich has been in the business of helping people with their criminal matters in Los Angeles County for over 30 years and we would like to help you with yours! Contact the experienced criminal defense Los Angeles attorneys at Wallin & Klarich today at 1-888-280-6839 or for a consultation of your case.

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