Baltimore’s Orthodox Community Rocked as Jewish Visitor Fatally Shot


BALTIMORE (VINnews) – An Orthodox man was shot dead last in the heart of Baltimore’s Jewish community.

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The incident took place between Park Heights Avenue and Reisterstown Road at approximately 12:05 AM. Fox 45 News ( reported that police who responded to the scene found 31 year old victim Ephraim Gordan suffering from a gunshot wound. Gordan was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

90 minutes later, another 31 year old man survived a shooting that took place near the Pimlico Race Course. Police are investigating both incidents and it is unclear at this time if the two are related.

A joint statement released by Councilman Yitzy Schleifer and Maryland State Delegate Dalya Attar that appeared on Baltimore Jewish Life( said that Gordan was visiting family on Fords Lane and was killed as he entered their home.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-8LOCKUP.

A Chesed Fund campaign has been initiated to assist the family at this time. Please CLICK HERE to donate.

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