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27 Apr 2019 | 09:17 PM UTC

US: At least one person killed in synagogue shooting in Poway (CA) April 27 /update 1

United States of America News Alert

At least one person killed in shooting incident at Chabad Synagogue in Poway (California state) April 27; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/27/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/28/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Los_Angeles). COUNTRY/REGION Poway (California state)

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Event

At least one person was killed and several others were wounded after a gunman opened fire at the Congregation Chabad Synagogue in Poway (California state) on Saturday, April 27. Police arrested one person shortly after the incident, later stating they believe the suspect acted alone. Officials indicated the incident appeared to be a targeted attack against the Jewish community and security reinforcements will be deployed to places of worship across the Poway metropolitan area. 

A security cordon remains in place as of 13:45 in the area surrounding 16934 Chabad Way; eastbound Espola Road at Summerfield Lane and westbound Espola Road at Avenida Florencia will remain closed through Sunday morning (local time), April 28.  

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected in the area over the coming hours and days.  

Context

On April 27, a gunman opened fire inside the Congregation Chabad Synagogue in Poway (California state) during Passover celebrations shortly before 11:30. 

Advice

Individuals in Poway (California state) are advised to monitor developments to the situation, report suspicious objects and behavior to police, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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