At Least One Dead, Multiple People Injured At California Synagogue Shooting

POWAY, CA - APRIL 27: Members of the media gather outside the Congregation Chabad synagogue on April 27, 2019 in Poway, California. A gunman opened fire at the synagogue on the last day of Passover leaving one person... POWAY, CA - APRIL 27: Members of the media gather outside the Congregation Chabad synagogue on April 27, 2019 in Poway, California. A gunman opened fire at the synagogue on the last day of Passover leaving one person dead and three others injured. The suspect is in custody. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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April 27, 2019 6:16 p.m.

Multiple people have been shot at a synagogue in Poway, California.

According to the Poway sheriff’s office, a suspect — a 19-year-old man, per CNN — has been detained.

Per KGTV, ABC’s San Diego affiliate, at least four victims have been transported to the hospital. So far, one person, an older woman, died there, per CNN.

President Donald Trump addressed the shooting later on Saturday: “At this moment it looks like a hate crime. Hard to believe,” he told reporters.

Mayor Steve Vaus said that the attack was thought to be a hate crime due to statements the shooter made upon entering the synagogue. He called the man in custody a person with “hate in their heart.”

The synagogue was hosting its Passover dinner celebration when the attack occurred.

The shooting comes less than a year after 11 people were gunned down at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

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