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Poway holds display of unity outside of synagogue, nearly a week after deadly attack

Posted at 11:41 PM, May 03, 2019
and last updated 2020-01-31 18:57:22-05

POWAY, Calif. (KGTV) - More than 50 people lined Rancho Bernardo Road across the street from the Chabad of Poway Synagogue Friday night.

It was on the night when synagogue leaders asked worshipers to pack the service, nearly a week after a deadly shooting. The hate crime left one woman dead, three other people injured.

The gathering of community members outside the synagogue was the result of a grassroots social media event. Community members wanted to line Rancho Bernardo Road from the Synagogue to Pomerado Road, covering about a half mile.

“(Friday) to welcome them back for their Sabbath service, so we wanted to line the streets to welcome them as they went in,” said Nichele McCague, one of the organizers. “We also wanted to do a second event which would include everyone, who isn’t able to make it on Friday, can make it on Sunday.”

The Sunday unity event is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.