Roommates, we are sending our prayers to those affected by the shooting that took place at a synagogue in the California city of Poway.
According to CNN, a man has been taken into custody following the shooting, which left at least one person deceased and several others injured. Mayor Steve Vaus described the shooting as a possible hate crime, which took place at Congregation Chabad on the last day of Passover.
Four patients were transported to the Palomar Medical Center. Mayor Vaus says that three of the people who were injured have non-life threatening injuries.
Vaus continued to say that the congregation was targeted by “someone with hate in their heart … towards our Jewish community and that just will not stand.” He also added that the congregation also “took security very seriously.”
According to CNN, Vaus also said, “I also understand from folks on the scene that this shooter was engaged by people in the congregation and those brave people certainly prevented this from being a much worse tragedy.”
Deputies arrived at the scene about 11:30am. A witness at the scene said they heard about six or seven shots, followed by screams and then another round of shots.
We continue to send our prayers to those affected by this tragedy and we’ll continue to keep you updated.