Shooting at San Diego synagogue leaves 1 dead, officials call it hate crime

The shooting followed a recent spate of deadly attacks on houses of worship around the world

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A gunman walked into a San Diego-area synagogue crowded with Sabbath worshippers on Saturday and opened fire with an assault-style rifle, killing one woman inside and wounding three others in a hate crime carried out on the last day of Passover, authorities said.

The suspect, who fled the scene by car but surrendered to police a short time later, was identified by authorities as John Earnest, 19, of San Diego, the apparent author of a “manifesto” who claimed to have set a nearby mosque on fire last month and professed drawing inspiration from the gunman who killed nearly 50 people at

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First Published: Apr 28 2019 | 8:32 AM IST

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