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New details emerge about victims in Poway synagogue shooting

Almog Peretz
Posted at 6:08 PM, Apr 27, 2019
and last updated 2020-01-31 18:51:33-05

POWAY, Calif. (KGTV) -- All three of the injured victims have been released from the hospital following a shooting Saturday at a synagogue in Poway.

One woman was killed in the shooting and three others were injured. According to Palomar Hospital, the woman killed in the attack was 60-years-old. The other three victims range in age from a juvenile, whose exact age is unknown at this time, to the 57-year-old Rabbi.

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

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Read about the victims below:

60-year-old woman killed

A 60-year-old woman, who was identified by a friend as Lori Kaye, was killed in the shooting.

According to Palomar Hospital, the woman was rushed to the hospital after the shooting where she passed away.

Authorities have not issued further details about the victim or her injuries at this time.

Friends of Kaye took to social media Saturday.

"Lori, you were a jewel in our community, a true Eshet Chayil, a Woman of Valor,'' her friend, Audrey Jacobs, said in a Facebook post that was reprinted on the Jewish Journal's website.

"You were always running to do a mitzvah (good deed) and generously gave tzedaka (charity) to everyone. Your life was defined by your good deeds.''

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein

According to hospital staff, Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein was shot in the hand. The hospital says Goldstein was shot in both index fingers.

A doctor who spoke at a hospital news conference said the Rabbi’s injuries were most likely defensive wounds and that he is most likely to lose his right index finger.

The Rabbi was among those released from the hospital Sunday.

Almog Peretz described as hero

The second victim, 34-year-old Almog Peretz, is being described as a hero.

A man who went to visit Peretz in the hospital says he scooped up many of the children in his arms and ran away from the shooter.

According to Palomar Hospital staff, Peretz received shrapnel injuries. He is listed in stable condition and expected to recover from his injuries.

Peretz was visiting from Israel at the time of the shooting.

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8-year-old girl

An 8-year-old injured in the shooting has been released from the hospital.

According to a spokesperson for Rady Children's Hospital, Noya Dahan was released Saturday night.

Hospital staff say she received shrapnel injuries to the leg and face.

According to the Times of Israel, the young girl's family moved to San Diego from Israel to escape violence. The Times reports that her family lived on the Gaza Strip, where several rocket attacks damaged their home and caused injury.

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Watch the hospital's full news conference in the player below: