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5-year-old victim in Jewish center shooting released in good condition

The August attack injured five people, three of them children  
Mass shootings

The hunt for the community center gunman

Gunfire shatters another U.S. community

September 21, 1999
Web posted at: 9:42 p.m. EDT (0142 GMT)

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Five-year-old Benjamin Kadish, the most seriously injured victim in last month's shooting rampage at a Los Angeles area Jewish community center, has been released from Children's Hospital in good condition.

Kadish was transferred to Woodland Hills Medical Center on Monday to prepare for rehabilitation, according to spokeswoman Nicole Lorey.

"Benjamin will probably get to go home in a few days, but we wanted him to meet the people who will be providing follow-up care at his home," said Lorey.

Doctors at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center initially worked to save the life of the 5-year-old boy, who underwent more than six hours of surgery for abdominal wounds. Kadish was later airlifted to Children's Hospital, a pediatric critical care center, for treatment of a bullet wound to his leg.

Buford O. Furrow Jr. is accused of firing at least 70 rounds inside the North Valley Jewish Community Center in August, wounding five people, including three young children. He turned himself in to authorities in Las Vegas after a massive manhunt.

Furrow, 37, is charged with five state counts of attempted murder. He also faces federal charges for the killing of U.S. Postal Service employee Joseph Ileto and two weapons charges.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 12 in the federal case.

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August 13, 1999
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August 12, 1999
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August 10, 1999

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