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Lawmakers respond to deadly shooting at Poway synagogue

Posted at 4:00 PM, Apr 27, 2019
and last updated 2020-01-31 18:50:12-05

POWAY, Calif. (KGTV) -- Lawmakers are responding to a deadly shooting at a synagogue in Poway that left one person dead Saturday afternoon.

The shooting happened at the Chabad of Poway on the 16000 block of Chabad Way around 11:30 a.m.

The woman who died is described as an adult female. At least three other people were wounded in the shooting, including a juvenile female and two adult males.

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"Hate has no place in ANY community... least of all Poway," Poway Mayor Steve Vaus said in a tweet.

In a later tweet, Vaus further condemned hate, saying the community of Poway always comes together.

"No one should ever fear going to their place of worship," Governor Gavin Newsom said in a tweet Saturday afternoon.

No one should ever fear going to their place of worship.

Hate continues to fuel horrific and cowardly acts of violence across our state, country, and world. It must be called out. CA stands with Poway.

— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) April 27, 2019

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer called on the community to denounce hate.

San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott expressed her condolences while condemning the hate and violence that shook the community Saturday.

President Donald Trump said in a tweet Saturday afternoon, "Thoughts and prayers to all of those affected by the shooting at the Synagogue in Poway, California."

The CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, Jonathan Green, said in a tweet that the league is monitoring the situation.