Orthodox Jews from areas around New York raised $50,000 for the family of a Jersey City detective slain by two shooters on their way to a kosher supermarket on Wednesday.
The pair of shooters, who killed detective Joseph Seals at a cemetery, then drove to a kosher supermarket where an hourslong gun battle with police left three civilians dead.
They are thought to have acted on their own.
They were “fueled both by anti-Semitism and anti-law enforcement beliefs," New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said at a press conference on Thursday, adding that both also were supporters of Black Hebrew Israelites.
The attack which took place last Tuesday was as New Jersey police said carried out by two gunmen who had deliberately targeted the JC Kosher Supermarket in Jersey City . Among those killed in the attack were the owner of the Supermarket, Leah Mindel Ferentz (33) and Moshe Her
Members of Orthodox Jewish communities in Rockland County and across the Hudson Valley, about 40 miles north of Jersey City, reportedly used an Orthodox Jewish social media fundraising platform and raised nearly $50,000 for the family within 20 hours.
Many members from those communities also plan to attend Seals' funeral in Jersey City on Tuesday, News12 reported.
First published: 21:01 , 12.15.19