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Bullet holes discovered in Temple Emanu-El, San Diego Police investigating

San Diego police
Posted at 1:59 PM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 20:50:58-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The Anti-Defamation League in San Diego announced a reward Thursday for information leading to the arrest of a suspect who reportedly shot at the Temple Emanu-El in Del Cerro.

According to the ADL, the temple became aware that the building had been struck by bullets in “recent days.” When exactly the building was targeted is unclear.

The league says the bullet holes were discovered in a portion of the building not in use.

San Diego Police are also investigating the incident, but the ADL says they don’t believe there is a “known continuing threat to Temple Emanu-El or other Jewish institutions in the area.”

“ADL takes any report of violence against a religious institution extremely seriously, and will always commit our utmost effort and resources to securing justice for victims,” said Tammy Gillies, ADL San Diego Regional Director. “We hope that by offering this reward, someone with critical information for investigators will be motivated to speak out.“

According to the ADL, 2018 saw a 27 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents throughout California.

The league is offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Anyone with information is asked to call the San Diego Police Department's Eastern Division at 858-495-7900.