2 Jewish men shot with BB gun in 2 separate incidents in Kiryas Joel

State police say two Hasidic men in their 50s were shot while walking home Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

State police say two Hasidic men in their 50s were shot while walking home Tuesday and Wednesday nights. (10/22/15)

KIRYAS JOEL - Two Jewish men were shot with a BB gun in Kiryas Joel two nights in a row.

State police say two Hasidic men in their 50s were shot while walking home Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

They say the shootings happened on Meron and Satmar Drive.

In both cases, state police say the victims saw an older, dark-colored car speed away after they were hit.

People who didn't want to talk on camera say they're worried Jewish people could be targeted because of controversy surrounding the village's expansion plans.

Police say there's no evidence the shootings are a hate crime, but they are beefing up patrols.
The victims were not seriously hurt.

Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 782-8311.

 

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