Chabad of Poway synagogue shooting: Man detained, multiple injuries reported

Deputies investigate reports of a gunman near a synagogue in Poway

Deputies investigate reports of a gunman near a synagogue in Poway

Police have detained an unidentified man in connection with a shooting Saturday at the Chabad of Poway synagogue that killed one and wounded several others, according to the San Diego Sheriff's Department.

UPDATE 5:06pm EST: Steve Vaus, the Mayor Of Poway told CNN that at least one person has died and three people have been injured.

Deputies detained a man following a shooting incident at a Poway synagogue. Police say there were "a lot of injuries" with varying degrees of severity, KFMB reports.

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Four patients were admitted to Palomar Health Medical Center Hospital around 12:30 p.m., spokesman Derryl Acosta said.

One of the victims is said to be they synagogue's Rabbi, Yisorel Goldstein, who founded the Chabad center in 1986.

Walter Vandivort heard the gunshots from his home nearby.

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Multiple churches in the area were placed on lockdown, KFMB reported.

At an afternoon press conference, law enforcement officials said a 19-year-old male from the city of San Diego has been arrested with an AR-style assault weapon.

It is the last day of Passover and the synagogue had advertised on Facebook a service starting at 11am.

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The shooting continues a trend of violence against places of worship throughout the world, and comes as millions of Jews across the globe observe the final day of Passover. Details are scant, but the San Diego Sheriff's Department tweeted that the shooting occurred at around 11:30am at the Chabad of Poway synagogue in Poway, Calif., near San Diego.

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