A 19-year-old young man has been arrested after a shooting at a synagogue in the California city of Poway left at least one person dead and several others wounded,
According to Mayor Steve Vaus, he described the shooting as a possible hate crime which occurred at Congregation Chabad on the last day of Passover.
Also President Donald Trump, speaking outside the White House on Saturday, told reporters, “At this moment it looks like a hate crime, but, my deepest sympathies to all of those effected and we’ll get to the bottom of it.”
Investigators are looking into an open letter apparently connected to the suspect in the shooting, according to San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore.
“We have copies of his social media posts and his ‘open letter’ and will be reviewing those to determine the legitimacy of it and exactly how it plays into the investigation,” Gore said during a news conference.
The Sheriff did not answer specific questions about the letter or about the suspect’s motivations. The San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit identified him as a 19-year-old man, saying he fled the scene of the shooting and then called 911 to identify himself as the suspect.