Miami, FL – An Orthodox Jewish man in his late sixties was rushed to the hospital early this evening after being shot four times after leaving a North Miami Beach synagogue.
Police chaplain Mark Rosenberg told VIN News that the victim, 69 year old Warren Lipschutz, was sitting under an awning outside the Young Israel of Greater Miami at 990 NE 171st Street at 6:30 PM when a dark colored 2000 Impala pulled up in front of the synagogue.
The driver of the car opened his door and fired six shots, four of them striking Lipschutz in the leg.
It is unclear if anyone else was in the car at the time of the shooting and police have yet to release a description of the suspect.
Lipschutz, whose injuries do not appear to be life threatening, was taken to Aventura Hospital and Medical Center where he is currently undergoing surgery.
The incident comes nearly five years to the day after Rabbi Joseph Raksin of Brooklyn was killed as he walked to the Bais Menachem Chabad synagogue located two blocks north of the Young Israel, as previously reported on VIN News (http://bit.ly/2OlZsH3).
The motive for today’s shooting remains unclear at this time. No words are believed to have been exchanged and nothing was taken from the victim.