Gunman attacks at Manchester yeshiva
A gunman has targeted a Yeshiva in Manchester firing shots at the building before escaping in a car.
No one was injured in the attack. (Thank G-d)Early reports say the incident targeted the Shaarei Torah Yeshiva in the mainly Jewish area of Broughton Park at around 2am last night.
Two cars were reportedly driving erratically around the yeshiva, the largest of its kind in Manchester and a large multi-storey building prominent for its Hebrew writing fronting its street entrance.
Some of the talmudic college’s 170, mainly teenage, students came outside the building to discover the source of the disturbance when a flash was seen and a shot heard coming from the window of one of the cars. At least one bullet casing was discovered by students on road shortly after the cars sped off.
Police are currently on the scene, after having arrived moments after the incident, and have cordoned off the road immediately outside the college. Forensic teams are expected to be investigating the scene for clues as to who was responsible.
Most of the college’s students are residential, and it is understood the scene inside the building is calm.
This is less than a minute walk away from the shul I daven at. Omg.