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Brooklyn rabbi killed in Miami on way to synagogue

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 00:40

Police in Miami are investigating the shooting death of a rabbi who was on his way to a synagogue. Nathan Frandino reports.

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A Florida community mourns after one of its own was shot. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DR. REYNOLD STEIN, NEIGHBOR, SAYING: "He was totally innocent and was just walking to the synagogue to pray." Police are searching for two young suspects in the killing of Brooklyn rabbi Joseph Raksin. (SOUNDBITE) (English) GIDEON GRATSIANI, NEIGHBOR, SAYING: "The grandchildren heard and saw but did not realize it was their grandfather." Police say there's no indication the shooting was a hate crime. Still, it has shaken the community, especially after a swastika was painted earlier at a nearby synagogue. (SOUNDBITE) (English) GIDEON GRATSIANI, NEIGHBOR, SAYING: "As a result of seeing what's going on both in Europe and many places here in the United States, this is a very scary situation." And a tragedy for this community.

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Brooklyn rabbi killed in Miami on way to synagogue

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 00:40