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One of the two shooters who fatally shot up a Jersey City, Jewish deli in what officials say was a ‘targeted’ attack – posted anti-Jewish and anti-police messages to social media prior to the attack that left three civilians and a cop dead, law enforcement sources said Wednesday.

Sources said David Anderson, 47, who committed the deadly Tuesday attack with a woman identified as Francine Graham, 50, was a one-time follower of the Black Hebrew Israelite movement and made the incendiary postings on his social media page.

The Black Hebrw Israelite is part of a black nationalist and anti-Semitic sect.

Not much is known about the pair, with NBC4-New York reporting those who previously knew Graham, a former home health aide in Manhattan – noticed a change after she met Anderson — including ‘evil’ scriptures being chanted after purportedly being coerced into another religion.

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Ideological edict targeting Jews:

According to The New York Times, police found guns, ammunition and a live pipe bomb in a stolen U-Haul truck Anderson and Graham were driving at the time of the shootings. Investigators also found a ‘brief and rambling’ manifesto-style note in the van, but it did not include a clear motive.

Jersey City officials said if officers who were near the shooting scene hadn’t responded as quickly as they had, the suspects likely would have killed or wounded more people, based on the amount of ammo they had.

‘The why and the ideologies and motivations, that’s what we’re investigating,’ Attorney General Gurbir Singh Grewal said.

Public records obtained by heavy revealed David Anderson having a criminal record. Anderson was charged in 2007 with felony unlawful possession of a handgun in Hudson County, New Jersey. He was arrested in December 2008 in Hudson County on drug and weapons charges, including possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, specifically firearms, and unlawful possession of weapons, specifically an air or spring pistol. He was also charged with possession of narcotics. He was found guilty of a felony weapons charge and spent time in prison and on probation. He also had a previous arrest in 2004 in New Jersey.

Targeted attack against Jews? 

After reviewing footage, authorities determined the deli was specifically targeted.

‘They park the van. They exit the van with long guns in their hands. And they immediately begin firing in the location where we lost three of our citizens yesterday,’ Jersey City public safety director James Shea said in a statement. ‘We now know this did not begin with gunfire between police officers and perpetrators and then move to the store. It began with an attack on the civilians inside the store.’

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said Wednesday that the pair of gun-wielding attackers were captured on CCTV footage ‘slowly’ rolling up to the Jersey City Kosher Supermarket in the Greenville neighborhood in a van before they stopped in front, ‘calmly opened the door with two long rifles’ and ‘began firing from the street’ into the store.

A note with religious writing was recovered by investigators from inside the stolen U-Haul van that the shooters were in, sources said.

Jersey City officials have not condemned the shooting as a hate crime or anti-Semitic but did say that it was ‘targeted.’

Of disconcert, the Anti-Defamation League has documented a 150 percent increase in anti-semitic incidents comparing 2013 and 2018. While in a 2018 survey, the American Jewish Committee said that 80 percent of respondents reported a rise in anti-semitic incidents. Respondents also disapproved of President Donald Trump’s handling of incidents of antisemitism. The ADL says that in 2018, there were over 1,8000 reported incidents of antisemitism in the United States.

Jewish victims identified:

Come Wednesday, chabad.org identified two of the three Jewish civilians gunned down- that of Moshe Deutsch, 22, a customer at the Jewish grocery store along with Leah Mindel Ferencz, 33, a co-owner of the store; and a delivery worker at the deli. The woman tragically was a mother of three. 

The third victim found inside the JC Kosher Supermarket on Martin Luther King Drive was identified as Miguel Jason Rodriguez, an immigrant from Ecuador who had been working at the Jewish grocery store for the past three years, NorthJersey.com reports.

Rabbi Moshe Shapiro, who runs the New Jersey synagogue Chabad Lubavitch of Hoboken, said he frequents the deli and knew the victims.

Shapiro said a cousin of Deutsch, whom he identified as Chaim Deutsch, was inside the deli with his relative at the time of the shooting and suffered graze wounds.

‘He came with his cousin from Brooklyn and they were in the store,’ said Shapiro, who visited Chaim in the hospital Tuesday night. ‘And he said suddenly he heard and felt gunshots. He did not see the gunmen. He saw his cousin fall to the floor, and he ran out the back door. He eventually climbed over a few back yards to escape.’

Shapiro said the bullets that wounded Chaim ‘did not penetrate beyond the skin.’

Also pronounced dead was long time police veteran, Jersey City Detective Joseph Seals

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Jersey City shooting suspects identified; victims include Joseph Seals

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Authorities on Wednesday were investigating the motive behind the hourslong shooting rampage that killed six people and left this city across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan in mourning.

While local officials have called the shooting an anti-Semitic hate crime, state officials Wednesday cautioned the public against speculating on the motive as the investigation continues.

The dead included a police officer, three civilians and both suspects, who are also linked to a prior killing in Bayonne, New Jersey, police said. The bodies of the civilians were found inside a kosher supermarket Tuesday – the supermarket owner, a bodega employee and a shopper. Two other police officers were wounded.

The roar of gunfire drew a phalanx of police to the quaint, busy  street that quickly devolved into a war zone. All the victims were struck by rounds thought to have been fired by the suspects, police said.

The focus of the killing was a kosher bodega in a section of the city that has become a gathering place for about 100 Orthodox Jewish families, authorities said.

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Here's what we know about the tragedy:

Who are the victims?

The suspects killed Officer Joseph Seals at a cemetery "at some point yesterday," said New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, offering little information about the circumstances of his death.

Police identified the other victims as Mindy Ferencz, 32, Moshe Deutsch, 24, and Miguel Douglas, 49.

A fourth civilian was injured in the shooting but is recovering, Grewal said.

Chabad Rabbi Moshe Schapiro said Ferencz was Deutsch's cousin, and that both were members of the local Orthodox community. Schapiro said Ferencz and her husband owned the bodega.

Williams Machazek, the pastor of Iglesia Nueva Vida in Newark, identified the third victim – whom he called Miguel Jason Rodriguez – as a congregant at his church who emigrated from Ecuador three years ago. Rodriguez has a wife and 11-year-old daughter and had been working at the bodega for about a year, Machazek said. 

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said two of the victims were borough natives.

Jersey City suspects identified 

Authorities said Wednesday that the shooters were David Anderson, 47, and Francine Graham, 50.

Grewal said Anderson and Graham were also the prime suspects in the killing of a 34-year-old Jersey City man who was found beaten to death in the trunk of a car in Bayonne on Saturday night.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said the suspects had resided in the city. He said the incident should be considered an act of hate.

“It should be viewed as a hate crime and called out aggressively . . . and quickly,” Fulop said at a press conference Wednesday. “There’s no question it was an attack on the Jewish community. There’s no other way to interpret it when you look at the facts. As a Holocaust survivor family, it’s important for me to recognize it for what it is.”

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What happened at the supermarket?

Details surrounding what happened at the supermaket were still developing, but officials provided a general timeline.

At 12:21 p.m., a white U-Haul parked across from the JC Kosher supermarket, about a mile from the cemetery, Grewal said. Within seconds, Anderson exited the driver side door with a rifle, walked toward the market and began shooting. Graham followed him into the store, where the suspects remained throughout the shootout.

The suspects encountered four civilians inside the store, and one was able to escape.

At 12:38 p.m., police got a 911 call from someone who discovered the body of Seals, Grewal said. At 12:43 p.m., police arrived near the supermarket and engaged the suspects. At 3:25 p.m., a police armored vehicle broke through the entryway of the supermarket. By 3:47 p.m., the incident had ended, and authorities discovered bodies inside the store.

Officials later found a viable pipe bomb inside the U-Haul truck.

Have police identified a motive?

Grewal said Wednesday that despite "significant speculation," authorities had not determined a motive. Law enforcement was in the process of gathering digital and video evidence and conducting witness interviews, he said.

However, multiple media outlets including The New York Times reported that one of the suspects had published anti-Semitic posts on social media.

On Twitter and in an interview with MSNBC, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called the shooting a "hate crime."

President Donald Trump referenced the shooting at a Hanukkah reception at the White House Wednesday evening. "With one heart America weeps for the lives lost. With one voice we vow to crush the monstrous evil of antisemitism,” he said.

Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that targets anti-Semitism on college campuses by cutting off aid to schools that tolerate hate. Some critics, however, say the move is an effort to stifle free speech and criticism of Israel.

Fraudulent GoFundMe pages

At least one fake GoFundMe page cropped up Tuesday night claiming to solicit donations for the families of the victims, U.S. attorney Craig Carpenito said.

"A reprehensible group of people are online trying to profiteer off of the misfortune of others," Carpenito said. "I can’t find the words of how disgusting this conduct is."

Carpenito said that was not aware of any bonafide pages and asked that anyone who had donated to a GoFundMe page to reach out to the FBI.

Who was Officer Joseph Seals?

The lone police officer killed was 40-year-old Seals, a 13-year veteran of the Jersey City Police Department who was promoted to detective two years ago. 

Seals, a married father of five, joined the city police in 2006. He was promoted to detective in November 2017 and belonged to the department’s Cease Fire Unit. Seals was well known among police for his work taking guns off the street, Fulop said.

"He was a good cop," Fulop said of Seals. "I'm sure his children expected him to return home."

Bacon reported from McLean, Virginia. Contributing: Deena Yellin, Monsy Alvarado, Kristie Cattafi, Terrence T. McDonald and James M. O'Neill, NorthJersey.com; Grace Hauck, USA TODAY.

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Володя, Я вижу это в твоих глазах: обиду, боль, ярость. И ТАК ДАЛЕЕ. - M.N. | 6:05 PM 12/11/2019

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Володя, Я вижу это в твоих глазах: обиду, боль, ярость. И ТАК ДАЛЕЕ. - M.N. | 6:05 PM 12/11/2019 

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Why was he at that "Bay View" cemetery?

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Detective Joseph Seals was among those killed in a dramatic shootout Tuesday in Jersey City, New Jersey. He was a husband and a father of five, and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop called him a "true hero." CBSN New York's Chris Wragge reports.

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Are there any indications of illegal activities and the secret meetings with the questionable people? It looks like he wanted to make some extra money. Forgive me, but these are the legitimate questions. Was he in any ways connected with Organised Crime? M.N. | 5:25 PM 12/11/2019

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