One dead three injured after gunman opens fire at Jews in synagogue

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One worshipper was shot dead (Picture: AP)

A gunman has shot dead one worshipper and left three others injured in hospital after opening fire at a synagogue outside San Diego.

A 19-year-old man was arrested at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue, but police have boosted patrols at other places of worship as a precaution.

The extent of the victim’s injuries is unclear, officials said.

The incident came exactly six months after a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue killed 11 people in the deadliest attack on Jews in US history.

Officials said San Diego County deputies were called just before 11.30am local time.

Worshippers console each other after the shooting (Picture: AP)
A 19-year-old man has been arrested (Picture: AP)
Synagogue members talk to a San Diego County Sheriff’s deputy outside of the Chabad of Poway Synagogue (Picture: AP)

Four patients were admitted to Palomar Health Medical Centre Hospital at around 12.30pm, spokesman Derryl Acosta said.

A handful of police cars were parked outside the synagogue in the city of Poway, just over 20 miles north of San Diego.

Crime tape surrounded the street in front of the building.

Worshippers were celebrating the last day of Passover, which began on April 19 and ends on Saturday.

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