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, briefing the media on the Poway synagogue shooting, said that:
– 3 of the 4 people (2 adult males, 1 female) shot are alive and recovering
– 1 woman was pronounced dead from gunshot wounds pic.twitter.com/oWpotokRTq
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) April 27, 2019
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)
Update #1: A man has been detained for questioning in connection with a shooting incident at the Chabad of Poway synagogue. @SDSOPoway Deputies were called to Chabad Way just before 11:30 a.m. There are injuries. This is a developing situation.
— Poway Station (@SDSOPoway) April 27, 2019
Update#2 Those wounded in the Chabad of Poway #synagogueshooting were taken to Palomar Medical Center @PalomarHealth. Please respect the medical privacy of victims & their families during this difficult time. Remain clear of the area as this investigation will take several hours
— San Diego Sheriff (@SDSheriff) April 27, 2019
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.
11 people were killed at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania late last year.