Several Injured, One Detained in San Diego Synagogue Shooting

Chabad of Poway Passover invitation

Police in San Diego County have detained one man for questioning following a shooting at a Poway, California synagogue Saturday morning that left one person dead and at least three injured.

In an interview with CNN, Mayor Steve Vaus called the shooting "a hate crime".

Saturday's shooting comes six months after almost a dozen people were shot and killed in a Pittsburgh synagogue. Police say there were "a lot of injuries" with varying degrees of severity, KFMB reports. One of the shooting victims was a rabbi who was now holding service and suffered a hand injury.

The four victims were transported to Palomar Medical Center, but the hospital would not confirm the extent of their injuries.

The San Diego Sheriff's Office revealed the incident in a series of tweets.

A handful of police cars were parked outside the synagogue in the city of Poway, just over 20 miles northeast of San Diego.

Minoo Anvari, an Iranian refugee whose husband was attending services inside when gunshots rang out, told KUSI-TV the wounded included a female friend and the rabbi, who was shot in the hand. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. "We are in the U.S.", Anvari told KUSI.

The violence, reported shortly before 11:30 a.m., took place at Chabad of Poway, which had promoted an 11:00 a.m. "Passover Holiday Celebration" online.

Chabad of Poway, Passover invitation.

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