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Yeshiva student shot and killed during late-night crime spree in Denver

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19.08.2021

JTA — A 19-year-old student at an Orthodox yeshiva in Denver was shot and killed while standing outside his school building early Wednesday morning, according to reports in the local and Orthodox media.

The shooting came shortly after two attempted carjackings near Yeshiva Toras Chaim.

“At this time, it does not appear that it was a bias-motivated incident, but we are still in the early stages of the investigation,” a Denver Police Department spokesperson told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, adding they were not ruling out the possibility.

The police have enlisted the public’s help in finding three cars used in the incidents.

Multiple Jewish news organizations have identified the victim as Shmuel Silverberg of University Heights, a heavily Orthodox suburb of Cleveland. Silverberg is scheduled to be buried in Lakewood,........

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