Synagogue Shooting Leaves 1 Dead
A California synagogue shooting is being called a hate crime. A Poway, California synagogue was targeted on the last day of Passover by John T. Earnest, a 19-year-old San Diego man. Police say Earnest entered Chabad of Poway synagogue armed with a rifle and opened fire.
A woman died during the shooting and a rabbi and two others were injured.
“We didn’t hear him screaming or saying anything. He was just focused to kill. You saw the hate and the murder in his eyes,” one witness told NBC 7. “He had a vest and he had clips in the vest. He was ready. He was ready. He came in to kill.”
And while Earnest reportedly isn’t tied to white supremacist groups, Mayor Steve Vaus says he believes it was a hate crime because of “statements that were made” by the shooter.
“I want you to know, this is not Poway,” said Mayor Vaus. “We always walk with our arms around each other.”
Cheeto In Chief also spoke on the synagogue shooting and he too agrees that it looks like a hate crime.
“My deepest sympathies go to the people that were affected, the families, their loved ones, by the obviously looks right now based on my last conversations, looks like a hate crime, hard to believe,” President Trump said from the south lawn of the White House. “We’re doing some very heavy research we’ll see what happens, what comes up, at this moment it looks like a hate crime, but my deepest sympathies to all of those affected and we’ll get to the bottom of it.”
We’re praying for all those affected by the California synagogue shooting.