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One Killed and 3 Injured in Synagogue Shooting Near San Diego

Updated On 29 Apr, 2019 Published On

One person was killed and three were injured after a gunman opened fire at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue in San Diego, California, authorities have confirmed.

The Synagogue shooting was reported by the San Diego County Sheriff Department and the department took to Twitter to pay tribute to the victim of the attack.

The department wrote, "Our hearts go out to those affected by this incident" on its official Twitter.

Here's the tweet, check it out.

The tweet confirmed that a 19-year-old suspect, now identified as John Earnest, was arrested on suspicion of connection with the shooting.

A synagogue native Walter Vandivort told media that he was inside his home when he heard gunshots.

As per the report among the three injured, one was a girl and two were men. They all were rushed to the Palomar Medical Center in Poway with non-life threatening injuries.

Mayor Steve Vaus said the shooting that unfolded on the last day of Passover is a hate crime. 

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