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.
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
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.