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Craig Greenberg, a Jewish Democratic candidate who is running for mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, was targeted in an assassination attempt on Monday.

A few hours after the shocking event transpired, Greenberg said he was at his campaign office with four colleagues when a man appeared in the doorway with a weapon. “When we greeted him, he pulled out a gun, aimed directly at me, and began shooting.”

The person closest to the door managed to get the door shut, he said. The staffers barricaded the door using “tables and desks,” and the suspect fled, he said. “Despite one bullet coming so close that it grazed my sweater and my shirt, no one was physically harmed,” Greenberg said, adding, “We are shaken but safe”.

Although Greenberg declined to talk about the assailant’s possible motive, he made a point to connect his experience to gun violence. “Today is not a day for politics, but it’s not lost on me that the violence my staff and I experienced today is far too common in our city. Too many Louisville families have experienced the trauma of gun violence,” he said.

The suspect was apprehended outside the building shortly after the shooting, Louisville Metro Police Chief Erika Shields said earlier. As of now, the case is being investigated further, and reports suggest that the perpetrator acted alone. 

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