One dead in shooting at Chabad of Poway synagogue near San Diego, multiple injuries reported

Chabad of Poway synagogue in Southern California was hosting its Passover Holiday Celebration which was scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday


                            One dead in shooting at Chabad of Poway synagogue near San Diego, multiple injuries reported

UPDATE: Authorities say 1 woman dies from wounds in shooting at Southern California synagogue; 19-year-old man in custody.

At least four people including children were reportedly injured in connection with a shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue in Southern California, according to local authorities.

San Diego County Sheriff's Department said in a tweet that the incident was reported at the synagogue just before 11:30 a.m local time. The synagogue is in a suburb about 30 minutes north of San Diego.  

A handful of police cars were parked outside the synagogue and crime tape surrounded the street in front of the building.



 

A man has been detained for questioning in connection to the shooting. The authorities have asked people to stay clear of the area and allow deputies to safely do their job. The authorities have also asked people to refrain from spreading misinformation saying, "Please don’t spread misinformation that could cause concern or panic. We urge you to allow deputies to safely do their job. This is a developing situation and the information provided here may later change."



 

The shooting came on the last day of Passover and exactly six months since a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue killed 11 people.

A truck driver who authorities say expressed hatred of Jews has been charged in the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history. He's pleaded not guilty to the Oct. 27 rampage at the Tree of Life synagogue.

A hospital says it's treating four people injured in a synagogue outside San Diego but didn't know the extent of their injuries.

Derryl Acosta, a spokesman for Palomar Health Medical Center Hospital, says the four patients were admitted around 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit said there was no known threat after a man was detained in the shooting. However, he said authorities stepped up patrol at places of worship in the area as a precaution.

The Chabad of Poway was worshipping on the last day of Passover, exactly six months since a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue killed 11 people.

This is a developing story.

-With AP inputs