At Least 4 Injured in San Diego Synagogue Shooting

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A man was detained for questioning after a shooting incident at a synagogue north of San Diego that caused injuries on the last day of Passover, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said on Saturday.

"There are injuries. This is a developing situation," the department's Poway Station posted on Twitter. The department had earlier said deputies were investigating reports of a man with a gun in the area of the Congregation Chabad synagogue.

Local channel KGTV 10News said at least four victims were transported to hospitals from the synagogue, which was hosting a holiday celebration beginning at 11 a.m. and due to culminate in a final Passover meal at 7 p.m., according to its website.

The sheriff's department said deputies were called to the area at about 11:30 a.m.

The shooting came six months after a gunman yelling, "All Jews must die" stormed a Pittsburgh synagogue, killing 11 worshippers and wounding six other people, including four police officers, before he was arrested.

San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit said his officers were assisting the county sheriff's department.

"No known threats however in an abundance of caution, we will be providing extra patrol at places of worship," Nisleit wrote on Twitter.

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