Last night, on Motzoei Shabbos, three yeshiva bochurim were shot at with a BB gun in Long Beach, NY.
The bochurim are talmidim at Mesivta of Long Beach, located on West Beech Street in the surfside town.
The bochurim were walking from the yeshiva building to their dormitory a few blocks away when a black Nissan SUV passed and one of the vehicle’s occupants shot at them. The vehicle passed the boys between Magnolia and Beech and between Magnolia and Riverside.
One bochur was shot in the ear, another in his foot, and the third in his head. The latter was wearing his hat, which protected him.
A Matzav.com reporter was told that the same vehicle drove by the yeshiva on Friday night and BB gun shots were fired at a bochur, but missed their target.
Police, with the assistance of Shomrim, were provided with a full debrief by the bochurim and are currently conducting an investigation into this targeted attack.
It should be noted that BB guns are not toys or implements for child’s play. BB guns can kill, and high-velocity BB guns, which have muzzle velocities higher than 350 feet per second, can increase this risk.