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San Diego reaches out to Poway synagogue victims

Posted: 5:17 PM, Apr 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-27 22:32:16-04
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The San Diego County community reached out Saturday to help the victims of the Poway synagogue shooting.

A vigil was scheduled for 7 p.m. at Rancho Bernardo Community Church, 17010 Pomerado Road.

People also laid flowers on the street outside the Chabad Community Center, mourning the death of an innocent woman.

San Diego Catholic Bishop Robert W. McElroy asked all priests in the diocese to pray at Sunday masses for the victims of the shooting and for the Jewish community.

“For the victims of the Chabad shootings and their families; for the Jewish community, our elder brothers in faith, who are once again subjected to the evil of anti-Semitic hatred and violence, this time in our own diocese; and for our world, so consumed by anger and division, that we might understand that the gift of peace you give in today’s Gospel is a command for us to love every man and woman in the human family; we pray to the Lord.”

The San Diego Blood Bank sent a supply of O negative blood and platelets to Palomar Hospital in Escondido, where the four victims were taken after the shooting.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families,” said Michele Corbett, Vice President of Marketing for the San Diego Blood Bank. “Thanks to blood donors, we had supply on hand, but now we encourage others make an appointment to donate this week to ensure we keep the blood supply at safe levels.”

Appointments can be made at SanDiegoBloodBank.org .