Efraim Gordon, a young Chabad man from Jerusalem, Israel, was murdered Sunday night in Baltimore, Maryland.
He was 31.
Efraim was visiting from Israel to attend the wedding of his cousin.
Police said they received a call at approximately 1:00 am of a person shot on Fords Lane.
He was rushed by EMS to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his wounds.
The family of the victim told COLlive that the shooter was shouting antisemitic slurs before he shot the victim.
Efraim worked in the IT industry, and was an entrepreneur. He was known as a positive, friendly person who always had a smile on his face.
He had recently returned to Yidishkeit, and was planning a visit to the Ohel of the Rebbe during this trip to the US, his family, some of whom are Shluchim, said.
Councilman Isaac Yitzy Schleifer of Baltimore said about the horrific murder:
“Last night there was a murder on Fords Lane. A 31-year-old Orthodox Jewish man who was visiting his family was killed while walking into their house around 1:30 AM. May his Neshama have an Aliyah and his family be comforted.
“We are constantly on a unified front working to fight for the safety of the community. It has been, and continues to be, both our top priorities from day one in office. The community has now suffered the ultimate loss from the horrific violence plaguing this City. Our efforts to ensure the safety of our constituents will not only continue, but will increase.
“The murderer must be apprehended and prosecuted. Justice must be served. And we must never wake up to anything like this again.”
Misaskim are assisting the family with the body.
He is survived by his parents Boruch and Olga Gordon from Jerusalem and sister Ella.
Burial will take place in Israel.
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Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.