POWAY, Calif. -- A 19-year-old man is accused of firing shots inside a synagogue near San Diego, killing a woman and injuring three others Saturday, according to authorities.
- 1 dead, 3 injured in synagogue shooting
- 19-year-old man taken into custody
- Shooting comes 6 months after deadly Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
The suspected gunman, identified as John Earnest, used an "assault-type weapon" at the Chabad of Poway just before 11:30 a.m., the San Diego County Sheriff's Office said. Worshippers had gathered for a Passover ceremony.
According to authorities, Earnest fled the scene and called 911 to report the shooting a short time later. He was located and taken into custody.
Two men--one being the rabbi--and a girl were injured in shooting and taken to Palomar Medical Center in stable condition.
"Thoughts and prayers to all those affected by the shooting at the Synagogue in Poway, California," President Donald Trump tweeted. "God bless you all. Suspect apprehended. Law enforcement did outstanding job. Thank you!"
The shooting comes six months after 11 people were killed in a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue.
"We are shocked and alarmed at the second deadly attack on an American synagogue in six months, this time at Congregation Chabad in Poway, on the last day of Passover," the US Holocaust Museum said in a tweet. "It must serve as another wake-up call that antisemitism is a growing and deadly menance."