One killed, three injured in shooting at Chabad of Poway, California

A lone gunman entered Chabad of Poway in Southern California during Saturday-morning services on the last day of Passover and sprayed bullets into the synagogue, killing one woman and injuring three others.

An off-duty Border Patrol Agent who was in the synagogue, which is located about a half-hour outside of San Diego, fired at the shooter, hitting his car. The gunman fled the scene, but was soon apprehended without incident after he called 911 to admit to committing the crime, in addition to providing his location.

He was identified as 19-year-old John Earnest of San Diego.

San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore said Earnest was armed with an “AR-type assault weapon,” and added that he was being interviewed by the FBI and detectives.

Gore did not provide a motive behind the shooting.

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