Shooting Reported at San Diego Synagogue, 1 Dead 3 Injured, 19-Year-Old Man Arrested

April 27, 2019 Updated: April 28, 2019

One person has died and three others were injured after a shooting incident took place at a Southern California synagogue, according to police. A 19-year-old man has also been arrested in connection with the shooting.

During a news conference on April 27, San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore said one woman died from her injuries, while two men and a female juvenile were injured in the incident, reported Fox News.

Earlier, police said in a statement that they were called to Chabad of Poway synagogue just before 11:30 a.m. in response to a shooting incident.

“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,” the police department wrote in a post.

The police department did not identify the man as the suspect or provide any further details about the incident.

Chabad of Poway Synagogue
Synagogue members walk outside of the Chabad of Poway Synagogue in Poway, Calif., on April 27, 2019. (Denis Poroy/AP Photo)
Synagogue members console one another
Synagogue members console one another outside of the Chabad of Poway Synagogue in Poway, Calif., on April 27, 2019. (Denis Poroy/AP Photo)

A Palomar Medical Center Poway spokesperson told CNN earlier that they were receiving one trauma patient from a shooting at a synagogue.

The spokesperson added that they were expecting as many as four patients, reported the news broadcaster. The nature of their injuries is not immediately known.

San Diego police sheriff Bill Gore also confirmed on Twitter that the wounded have been taken to the medical center.

“Those wounded in the Chabad of Poway synagogueshooting were taken to Palomar Medical Center PalomarHealth. Please respect the medical privacy of victims & their families during this difficult time,” he wrote.

He also urged people to stay clear from the area as authorities investigate the incident.

According to the Chabad of Poway Facebook page, the synagogue had planned an event to celebrate the Passover holiday at 11 a.m.

Happy Last Days of Passover!

Posted by Chabad of Poway on Thursday, April 25, 2019

The police department said they have established a Family Assistance Center at Poway High School to assist relatives looking for loved ones.

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