POWAY, Calif. — The family of a young girl injured in Saturday’s deadly shooting said they’ve dealt with anti-Semitic crime in San Diego before.
Eight-year-old Noya Dahan told CNN she was hit by shrapnel in the face and leg when a lone gunman opened fire at Congregation Chabad. She and her uncle, 34-year-old Almog Peretz were hospitalized for their injuries after the shooting.
Peretz, who was visiting from Israel at the time, is being is being called a hero for helping Dahan and other children run to the exit when the shots rang out.
The Dahan family was previously targeted in an anti-Semitic attack in 2015. During passover, vandals tagged the Dahan’s garage and truck with swastikas at their Mira Mesa home.
Noya’s father, Israel Dahan, told FOX 5 that he moved his family to the U.S. from Israel in December of 2014 in search of a safer place to raise his children.