Jewish Man Injured in Drive-by Shooting Outside Miami Synagogue, Police Say

58-year-old man shot several times in the leg and is said to be in stable condition, as police investigate possible hate crime

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Young Israel of Greater Miami synagogue.
Young Israel of Greater Miami synagogue.Credit: Screenshot/Google Street View

A Jewish Orthodox man was shot outside a synagogue in North Miami-Dade County in a drive-by schooting Sunday evening, Miami-Dade Police said. 

The 58-year-old man was outside of the Young Israel of Greater Miami near Northeast 10th Avenue and 171st St. when the shooting took place around 6:30 P.M., according to Miami Herald. 

The man was shot several times in the leg and taken to Aventura Medical Center. He is in stable condition, according to Miami-Dade police.

The victim was sitting outside the synagogue waiting for afternoon prayer service, when a vehicle drove past and opened fire. Six shots were fired, and four struck the man in his leg, according to The Yeshiva World.

Police are possibly looking for a dark colored Camaro or Impala. Additional details on the vehicle will be provided when the police are given security camera footage.

Miami-Dade Police Department detectives are investigating the shooting as a possible hate crime.