1 Dead, 3 Injured in Synagogue Shooting in Poway, Deputies Detain Suspect
A woman has died after shots were fired inside a Poway, California synagogue filled with people celebrating the last day of Passover. A suspect was taken into custody approximately two miles away from the synagogue while three patients were rushed to a nearby hospital.
A man with a rifle entered Chabad of Poway on Rancho Bernardo Road, west of Interstate 15 at 11:23 a.m. and opened fire on the people inside, law enforcement officials said.
“We didn’t hear him screaming or saying anything. He was just focused to kill. You saw the hate and the murder in his eyes," one witness told NBC 7. "He had a vest and he had clips in the vest. He was ready. He was ready. He came in to kill.”
The suspect John T. Earnest, 19, of San Diego, does not have a criminal history and has no apparent connection with white supremacist groups, according to San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore.