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Shooting In California's Synagogue Six Months After Pittusburgh Incident

Written By Navashree Nandini | Mumbai | Published:

Six months after shooting in Pittsburgh's synagogue, shooting at a synagogue in California on Saturday afternoon claimed one life while three others were injured. Following the incident, one man has been detained, San Diego Police police said. The police also informed that the shooting took place around 11:30 a.m. (local time) at the Chabad of Poway synagogue in Poway, California, about 25 miles north of San Diego. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department added that the wounded were shifted to Palomar Medical Center.

Informing about the developments related to the shooting, the San Diego Police took to Twitter as saying: "A man has been detained for questioning in connection with a shooting incident at the Chabad of Poway synagogue."

The police also requested to keep manage the chaos in the time of such a fateful incident.

"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," the police tweeted.

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President of United States Donald Trump also offered his prayers for those affected and appreciated the efforts of Border Patrol agent in detaining the shooter. 

The shooting comes on a day when the Jews were celebrating Passover, also called Pesach, one of the holiest Jewish celebrations of the year and incident comes six months after the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh happened on the same day.

Last year on October 27, Robert Bowers stormed the synagogue, killing 11 people in what the Anti-Defamation League said was the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in the history of the United States. A federal law enforcement officer then had said that Bowers made anti-Semitic statements during the shooting and targeted Jews on social media.

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