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Three Iranian Jews Shot Dead in L.A.

Three members of Los Angeles’ Iranian Jewish community were shot and killed in West Hollywood.

Pirooz Moussazadeh, 27, and his brother, Shahriar Moussazadeh, 38, and Bernard Khalili, 27, were shot on the night of Aug. 25 at the brothers’ apartment. The three were pronounced dead at the scene, according to reports.

Police believe the men were targeted by the assailants, according to the Los Angeles Times. There was no sign of forced entry.

“Our community is shocked by the needless murder of three members of the Iranian Jewish community,” Pooya Dayanim, president of the Iranian Jewish Public Affairs Committee, told the Beverly Hills Courier.

The men all moved to the United States as young children, Dayanim told Tthe Associated Press. They were not wealthy and had no criminal pasts, he added.




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