At Least One Dead In Synagogue Shooting In California
A shooting in the California city of Poway has left at least one person dead and several others wounded.
The shooting, now being treated as a hate crime, took place on the last day of Passover at Congregation Chabad.
The Palomar Medical Center Poway received four patients from the shooting, with one, an older female dying at the hospital, San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore said.
He also said the the others, a girl and two men — were in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.
President Donald Trump offered his sympathies to all affected: “At this moment it looks like a hate crime, but, my deepest sympathies to all of those effected and we’ll get to the bottom of it.”
The mayor also said the suspect, a 19-years old who is now in custody was: “someone with hate in their heart … towards our Jewish community and that just will not stand.”
“I also understand from folks on the scene that this shooter was engaged by people in the congregation and those brave people certainly prevented this from being a much worse tragedy,”
It is also believed that the suspect was armed with an “AR-type assault weapon.”
According to the Sheriff, the suspect fled the scene and called 911 to say he was involved and then gave his location. An officer arrived and then arrested him.
The 19-year-old man is currently in custody.