Breaking News!!: Poway, CA: Shooting at Chabad of Poway kills a woman and wounded multiple people.
According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, a woman was killed and multiple people were wounded when an armed man entered Chabad of Poway in Poway, California and opened fire on the people inside.
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The shooting occured at 11:23 a.m. PT on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at 16934 Chabad Way near Rancho Bernardo Road, when a white male with an AR-type assault weapon walked into the synagogue where around 100 people were inside at the time.
At least four people were wounded by the gunfire, including a woman who was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later.
According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the suspected shooter has been identified as 19 year old John Earnest from San Diego, California.
The shooter was taken into police custody approximately two miles away from the synagogue.
The other victims, an underage girl and two adult men, were being treated at Palomar Medical Center, all were expected to survive.
The latest shooting came on the last day of Passover, and about six months after a deadly shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.
In an emotional address Poway Mayor Steve Vaus called the attack a hate crime, saying, “We will walk through this tragedy with our arms around each other. This is not Poway.”
California Governor Gavin Newsom also condemned the attack on Twitter, listing Poway among Charleston, Pittsburgh, Quebec and New Zealand as other recent targets of religious violence.
United States of America President Donald Trump extended condolences to those affected by the shooting. “God bless you all,” he wrote, in part. “Law enforcement did outstanding job.”
“Thoughts and prayers to all of those affected by the shooting at the Synagogue in Poway, California. God bless you all. Suspect apprehended. Law enforcement did outstanding job. Thank you!” United States of America President Donald Trump tweeted.
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department reminds San Diegans that anyone struggling emotionally with the attack who needs someone to talk to can call Up2SD at: 1 (888) 724-7240, where counselors are available 24/7.
ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers and condolences to the family and friends of the victims of the shooting.