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Gunmen shoot elderly ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman during home invasion in Beverly Hills

By Mason White 2:55 PM June 1, 2014
Scene of the incident 

By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) An elderly ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman was hospitalized after being shot during a home invasion, police in California said.

Beverly Hills Police said that they are still searching for the three masked suspects, who shot the woman on Friday night.

The incident unfolded at the home located at 420 Doheny Road. At 8:30 p.m., the elderly couple, about 80 years old, answered their front door.

That is when the three men forced themselves inside. One of the men had a gun. The couple was identified as Samuel and Diana Hirt.

The gunmen tied up the couple and Diana was shot in the leg. Her injury is not considered life-threatening. The woman was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

A local rabbi said that he and other members of his congregation had been to the house of the victim for a prayer service, and left only a half hour before the incident. “They are a very nice family. They always invite people on Friday and Saturday for dinner. Anyone who comes from outside the city, they invite them to their house,” a close friend of the Hirts said.