One person was killed and three injured in a shooting at a synagogue in Poway (near San Diego, California) on Saturday afternoon, according to tweets from Poway's sheriff and the local police department.
Three other people were injured, and a 19-year old suspect is currently in police custody.
The Poway Station of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said on Twitter that the shooting happened at around 11:30 a.m. local time at the Chabad of Poway synagogue in Poway, Calif., about 25 miles north of San Diego. They have been sharing updates on the story via their Twitter accounts.
Be aware of increased law enforcement activity in the 16000 block of Chabad Way as @SDSOPoway Deputies investigate reports of a man with a gun. Please stay clear of the area and allow deputies to safely do their job. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
Update #1: 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.
Update#2 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. Remain clear of the area as this investigation will take several hours
Update #3 Be advised of the following road closures through tomorrow morning Sunday, April 28th. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. Eastbound Espola Road at Summerfield Lane Westbound Espola Road at Avenida Florencia
Update #4 The Family Assistance Center will be at Poway High School @PowayHighTitans 15500 Espola Road. Relatives looking for loved ones from the synagogue can proceed here for information.
The Family Assistance Center at Poway High @PowayHighTitans will also serve as the meeting place for synagogue goers who got separated during the shooting. For the media, please be considerate of those who decline interviews during this very difficult time.
Update #5 @SDSheriff Bill Gore confirms one person was killed and three others were injured in the #synagogueshooting at Chabad of Poway. Our hearts go out to those affected by this incident. 19-year-old man was arrested in connection with the shooting by @SanDiegoPD.
Update #6 @SDSheriff will be providing extra patrols at places of worship this weekend. We encourage congregations to call us with any security concerns. If you see something suspicious, say something. Call the @sdcrimestoppers anonymous line(888) 580-8477. 9-1-1 for emergencies.