Doctor performed CPR on synagogue victim - not knowing it was his wife

A gunman walked into a San Diego-area synagogue crowded with Sabbath worshippers on Saturday and opened fire with an assault-style rifle, killing one woman inside and wounding three others on the last day of Passover.

During the cable news network's coverage at 4:48 p.m. PT, anchors Alisyn Camerota and Don Lemon said Sidner had just arrived at the Chabad of Poway, just north of San Diego, California. She was identified as Lori Gilbert Kaye, "a beloved member of Chabad of Poway congregation for many years".

The synagogue had been hosting a Passover celebration when the shooting took place, reports said.

San Diego Police Department confirmed that a man had been arrested, following the shooting.

Meanwhile, mayor of London Sadiq Khan added it was "devastating to hear of another senseless, cowardly attack on innocent people at their place of worship".

A police spokesman said that a Customs and Border Patrol agent working off duty as a synagogue guard fired on the suspect as he fled the building, hitting his vehicle.

"I am disturbed by reports of a shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue and am closely monitoring the situation", Sen.

A slew of other politicians and civil rights advocates, including US President Donald Trump, House Speaker Pelosi, and German Foreign Minister Maas have likewise condemned the attack.

Authorities said they had detained one man and that there was no known further threat.

"I can only tell you that we have a fatality", Vaus told MSNBC, "and I can also tell you that it was a hate crime, and that will not stand". The rabbi reportedly tried to speak with the gunman, to stop him, but was shot and lost two fingers.

Noya Dahan recovering after the Poway synagogue attack.

The writer also shared his admiration for the perpetrators of other mass shootings, including the gunman who killed 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue six months ago and the Christchurch mosque massacre.

The incident was reported at the Congregation Chabad located at 16934 Chabad Way sometime before 11:30 a.m., the San Diego County Sheriff's Office twitter account reported.

The victims, who include a girl and two adult males, were taken to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido.

Though local officials had not publicly released the name of the shooter, multiple law enforcement officials told NBC that Earnest was, indeed, their suspect.

The letter, containing racist and anti-Semitic language, was posted on the 8chan message board hours before the deadly shooting on Saturday, April 27, according to the Guardian, citing police sources.

  • Jon Douglas