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Young girl's family escaped violence in Israel before Poway synagogue shooting, according to report

Posted at 10:22 AM, Apr 28, 2019
and last updated 2020-01-31 18:51:48-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The young girl injured in an attack on the Poway synagogue Saturday morning previously moved to San Diego with her family to escape violence in Israel, the Times of Israel reports.

According to an article on the site, 8-year-old Noya Dahan’s family moved to the United States from Israel at an unspecified date.

The family’s move was prompted by rocket attacks on the Gaza Strip that damaged their home and caused injuries, according to the Times.

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The girl’s father, Israel Dahan, told the publication that the family escaped violence in Israel only to experience violence in the U.S. “We came from fire to fire,” Dahan told the Times.

Noya was released from the hospital Saturday night after suffering shrapnel injuries to her face and leg in the shooting.

Two others were injured in the shooting and one woman, 60-year-old Lori Kaye, was killed.

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

The suspect, 19-year-old John Earnest, was apprehended later in the day. He was booked into San Diego Central Jail on one count of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted first-degree murder.