Gunman kills one and wounds three during Passover services at synagogue

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One person is now dead, and three wounded after a gunman fired gunshots at worshippers at a synagogue in Poway, California.

The gunman, a 19-year-old man, is now under arrest, and police say they are investigating the shooting as a hate crime.

Police said he used an AR style weapon. They added the congregation fought back to prevent any more deaths.

The gunman whose identity has not been released was caught moments later after fleeing.

Poway’s mayor said this incident does not represent the city.

“The Poway I know comes together just as we did a few weeks ago at an interfaith event, Steve Vaus, the Mayor of Poway, said. “We always walk with our arms around each other and we will walk through this tragedy with our arms around each other.”

The three victims are in stable condition. This shooting happened exactly six months, on the final day of Passover, after a gunman shot at worshippers at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. Eleven people died in that shooting.

President Donald Trump condemned the shooting during a rally in Wisconsin.

“Tonight America’s heart is with the victims of the horrific synagogue shooting in Poway, California,” Trump said. “Our entire nation mourns the loss of life, prays for the wounded and stands in solidarity with the Jewish community.”

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