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Shooting reported at San Diego-area synagogue

28 April 2019

Police are at the scene of a shooting at Chabad of Poway synagogue in Poway, Calif., April 27, 2019.

16934 Chabad Way sometime before 11:30 a.m., the San Diego County Sheriff's Office Twitter account reported.

CNN reported that a local hospital had received one trauma patient, but was expecting at least four others.

One of the victims is said to be they synagogue's Rabbi, Yisorel Goldstein, who founded the Chabad center in 1986.

A Passover service was reportedly being held when the shooting took place. "We urge you to allow deputies to safely do their job", the following tweet read.

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The department had earlier said deputies were investigating reports of a man with a gun in the area of the Congregation Chabad synagogue.

On Saturday, the synagogue was also holding a Passover celebration, according to 10News, which was scheduled to end at 7pm with a final holiday meal.

In Pittsburgh, a truck driver who authorities say expressed hatred of Jews has been charged in the October 27 rampage at the Tree of Life synagogue.

The San Diego Police Department will be providing extra patrols at local houses of worship out of an "abundance of caution", Chief David Nisleit said.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

Shooting reported at San Diego-area synagogue