JUST IN: One person has died from the shooting at the Chabod of Poway synagogue, three others are injured and in stable condition, according to officials. https://t.co/vidRjHsekG pic.twitter.com/EiPwKvd1sG
— ABC News (@ABC) April 27, 2019
Courtesy of WaPo:
A gunman opened fire at the Chabad of Poway synagogue in Poway, Calif., on Saturday morning, leaving one dead and three injured, according to authorities.
In a news conference Saturday afternoon, Poway Mayor Steve Vaus and San Diego County Sheriff William D. Gore confirmed four people were taken by first responders to Palomar Medical Center with gunshot injuries at around 12 p.m., Pacific time.
One of the victims, an adult female, “succumbed to their wounds,” Vaus said. Three others remain in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries — one female child and two adult males. All three were in stable condition.
Among the injured was Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, whose hand was wounded. Minoo Anvari, a member of the congregation, told CNN that “he did not leave his congregation until he was finished speaking to them — calming their fears and pledging resilience.”
Anvari’s whose husband was inside when the gunfire began, said, “Everybody was crying and screaming.”
Police have also confirmed that a male suspect has been detained for questioning after turning himself in shortly after the shooting. Officials say the suspect used an assault rifle.
We also now know that the suspect is a 19-year-old white male, who used an “AR style rifle,” and may have ties to Right Wing groups.
It is still early in the investigation so we do not yet know what this man’s justification was for launching this attack, however, the mayor has labeled it a hate crime.
Trump is also calling it a hate crime.
You may remember that after the shooting at the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting Trump suggested that they needed better security.
Do you know what else might help?
Better gun laws and less hate speech.