By Nick Baum
MONDAY – 4/29/19
One was killed and another three injured when a gunman opened fire on an unsuspecting crowd gathered to celebrate the last day of Passover at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue in Poway, California, just north of San Diego. The gunman, who was identified as 19-year-old John Earnest, attended college California State University San Marcos, close to the place of worship.
The lone fatality of the shooting was 60-year-old Lori Kaye, who got in between the gunman’s aim and the rabbi, effectively saving his life. After being shot, she was later rushed to the hospital where she was announced dead. Others wounded includes an 8-year-old, the child’s brother in law protecting his niece, and the Rabbi, Yisroel Goldstein.
Goldstein was commencing the service when “he saw the worst sight possible,” he later said, “I turned around and there was a man with a rifle pointed right at me.” The shooter’s gun jammed after firing a full round, giving time for 34-year-old Almog Peretz to run and shout at the shooter, making him run away. He, along with a Jewish border patrol agent that fired at the suspect’s car, and 60-year-old Lori Kaye, are all being deemed heroes.
Sources and Pictures: CNN, Chabad of Poway, CBS