One Dead, Several Injured In San Diego Synagogue Shooting


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Several worshipers were injured at a synagogue in San Diego, California during a shooting on Saturday.

At least four victims have reportedly been hospitalized, and one is dead, according to police. Among the victims was the Rabbi who was holding the service. He and two others remain in stable condition. (RELATED: Shooter Opens Fire At Pittsburgh Synagogue, Multiple Fatalities Reported)

The suspect is a 19-year-old man who used an AR-15 style weapon, entered the synagogue, and was engaged by an off-duty border patrol agent, according to police.

San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore tweeted earlier Saturday that his department had detained a suspect and said that the victims had been transported to Palomar Medical Center. (RELATED: Names Of Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Victims Released)

The shooting continues a trend of violence against places of worship throughout the world, and comes as millions of Jews across the globe observe the final day of Passover.

Hundreds of Christians were killed on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka, while 49 people lost their lives at a shooting in a Mosque in New Zealand last month.

11 people were killed at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania late last year.

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