Was synagogue shooting by organized crime?

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. Deputy Chief Michael Downing said Israeli organized crime has been responsible for a growing number of real estate frauds, narcotics sales and other crimes in Southern California.

Downing's comments came after a trip to Tel Aviv this week where he spoke at a police conference and talked about Israeli organized crime.

On Oct. 29, a gunman escaped after shooting two men in the kneecaps in the parking garage of the synagogue. Downing said the attack was likely some kind of warning.

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