Anniversary service
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Remembering the 1999 Jewish Community Center shootings

Anniversary service
Rob Hershenson of Stevenson Ranch listens to speakers Monday during a service recalling the shooting rampage 10 years ago at the North Valley Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills. Three boys, a teenage girl who worked as a camp counselor and a female receptionist were injured by a white supremacist’s gunfire. A Filipino American mail carrier was also later killed. The Southern California Center for Jewish Life in Santa Clarita hosted the anniversary program.
10 years later: Survivors of Jewish community center attack urge tolerance, reform (Jake Danna Stevens / Los Angeles Times)
Aerial
In a bloody rampage that turned a children’s summer camp into a scene of horror, Buford O. Furrow Jr., an avowed white supremacist, shot five people at the North Valley Jewish Community Center. Panicked parents who descended on the center were held back as a group of preschoolers holding hands was escorted across the street by police officers. The image of children fleeing the bullet-riddled community center attracted worldwide attention and reignited calls for gun control and racial tolerance. Furrow later also admitted to fatally shooting Joseph Ileto, a Filipino American mail carrier. (Los Angeles Times)
Police line
Children from the North Valley Jewish Community Center are escorted to safety after the shooting. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Children
Children are escorted down Rinaldi Street by Los Angeles police officers after being rescued from the North Valley Jewish Community Center. (George Wilhelm / Los Angeles Times)
Wounded
One of the victims of the community center shootings is wheeled away to be transported to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
LAPD
SWAT officers with the Los Angeles Police Department search for the suspect in the North Valley Jewish Community Center shootings. Buford O. Furrow Jr. later pleaded guilty to the rampage. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Parent
A distraught parent seeks information about her child from a police officer at a barrier down the street from the North Valley Jewish Community Center. (George Wilhelm / Los Angeles Times)
Reunited
A parent escorts her daughter out of the Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills after the shootings. (Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Aerial
An aerial view of the North Valley Jewish Community Center, where Buford O. Furrow shot and wounded five people. (Los Angeles Times)
Buford O. Furrow Jr.
Buford O. Furrow Jr. is serving a life sentence in prison after pleading guilty in 2001 to the shootings. (Department of Motor Vehicles)
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