On the 27th of April, 2019 and shortly before noon, PST/ 3:00 ET, there has been another mass shooting of a synagogue in the San Diego, California area where 3 attendees were injured plus one woman was fatally wounded while they they were celebrating Passover. The suspect has been taken into custody and he has been identified as a white 19 year old male student, John Earnest.
This is a developing story where updates will be posted as more information becomes available.
Here’s a 4/27/2019 tweet by Rev. Barber:
Yesterday the President justified anti-Semitic white nationalists, saying they just loved Robert E. Lee. Today, another synagogue has been attacked. The hate has gone too far. Love must rise.
As per the 4/27/2019 Daily Beast report, “Shooting at San Diego Area Synagogue, Children Among the Injured” by Audrey McNamara and Pilar Melendez, “At least four people were injured (with one being a fatality), including children, following a mass shooting at a San Diego area synagogue, local authorities said.”
“The San Diego Sheriff’s Office said that a man is in custody and being question by investigators, and “we don’t believe there are any other suspects,” a spokesperson told The Daily Beast. The man’s name has not been released.”
The shooting comes on the last day of passover. According to the event announcement on the synagogue’s website, they were hosting a Passover Holiday Celebration that began at 11 a.m. and was set to end at 7 p.m. with a final Passover meal.
“Please stay clear of the area and allow deputies to safely do their job. Thank you for your patience and cooperations.”
“The FBI office in San Diego said agents are working with local officials.”
“According to a preliminary investigation, deputies responded to Chabad of Poway just before 11:30 a.m PST after reports that a man with a gun opened fire at the synagogue, the San Diego Sheriff’s Office said. It was not immediately clear if the shooting took place inside or outside the building.”
“Police believe the a man walked into the Chabad synagogue and “started shooting” resulting in “a lot of injuries” in various degrees, the spokesperson said.”
“Police said that there were multiple patients and at least four people were transported Palomar Medical Center.
“A spokesperson at the Palomar Medical Center Poway confirmed to The Daily Beast the hospital received 4 patients, but only one trauma patient from a shooting at the Poway synagogue. Multiple reports said that two children were among the injured.”
“The Chabad center was founded in 1986 as a congregation “for Jews of all backgrounds who want to learn more about their Jewish roots,” according to their website.”