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(JTA) — A man was shot outside of a synagogue in North Miami Beach.
The victim was shot several times in the leg on Sunday evening, as he stood outside of the Young Israel of Greater Miami synagogue waiting for daily prayers to begin, according to multiple reports.
Police told local media that a man got out of a black Chevrolet Impala and opened fire, striking the victim, age 58, several times in the leg.
The Yeshiva World News website identified the man as Yosef Noach ben Leah Tzivyah — in the traditional manner in which prayers for someone’s health are recited — and said he was 69.
The car had circled the synagogue several times before the attack, WSVN Channel 7 reported, citing unnamed officials.
The victim was taken to a local hospital where he underwent surgery and is in stable condition.