An Chabad Hasidic Israeli man who was visiting Baltimore to attend the wedding of a cousin was shot and killed on Sunday night. Efraim Gordon, z’l, worked in IT and was 31 years old. According to the Baltimore Police Department, the motive appeared to be an attempted robbery, but he family of the victim told COLlive that the shooter was shouting antisemitic slurs before he shot him. Gordon was shot on the front steps of his cousin’s home after he was approached when parking his car, according to security camera footage from neighbors. No description of the suspects has been released. Read more here.
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Incomprehensible. Similar to my family’s tragedy in 1972 in Savannah. How can people do this to each other? Even when we know the structure to recover, it is in G-d’s hands, do chesed, be kinder…it is a life long recovery process both for the victim’s family and friends, the shooters’ circle, and the city, now marked temporarily as a city of shame.