by Chana Roberts
Shooting attack at Chabad of Poway injures multiple people, police detain man for questioning.
Multiple people were injured Saturday in a shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue.
Poway is approximately 20 miles north of San Diego.
The attack occurred at just prior to 11:30a.m. local time.
All four of the patients were sent to the Palomar Medical Center.
The Daily Beast reported that two children were among those injured in the shooting. Poway Mayor Steve Vaus told CNN that at least one person was killed in the attack.
Eyewitness reports said one of the injured is the congregation's Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, who was shot in his hand and lost two of his fingers.
According to the San Diego Sheriff's office, deputies investigated reports of a man with a gun, and a man was detained for questioning in connection with the shooting incident.
"We don't believe there are any other suspects," a spokesperson for San Diego police told The Daily Beast.
Minoo Anvari, a member of the congregation, told NBC 7: "It’s a very important celebration for us. There’s lots of people inside, they’re praying. Everybody was crying and screaming."
She also said her husband was inside during the shooting and told her someone came in and started cursing and shooting.
Israeli Consul in Los Angeles Avner Saban is investigating whether any Israelis were at the scene of the attack.
Jewish Agency Chairman Yitzhak Herzog responded: "The anti-Semitic attack at @Chabadpoway in California is horrifying. We @JewishAgency are closely following events and mourn the loss of life & pray for the speedy recovery of the injured. It's immoral to attack people of any faith at any place of worship. It must be stopped!"
The Poway attack comes exactly six months after 11 worshipers were killed in a shooting attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue.
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