NEW YORK (VINnews) — In a tragic incident which occurred outside the Denver Yeshiva, a 19-year-old yeshiva student was shot and killed early Wednesday morning.Click to get Text Message Updates right to your phone
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The victim was standing in front of the dormitories of Yeshiva Toras Chaim at 1555 Stuart Street, Denver when a vehicle pulled up and an assailant opened fire from inside, striking and killing the young man. The vehicle fled the scene and the man was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.
Police do not believe the victim was deliberately targeted because he was Jewish or that the assailant had targeted the yeshiva, as there have been several other similar shootings in the area which did not target Jewish people or institutions.
Misaskim was notified in the middle of the night, and was working with local authorities to release the body of the victim as well as notifying the family of the young man, who was from a different state.
The Levaya for Shmuel Silverberg, the Bochur who was fatally shot in Denver, will be held at 11 PM at the 7th Street Chapel in Lakewood. The address is 613 Ramsey Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701.