The Last Hundreds gather at vigil to honor attack victims

Leslie Gollub, left, and Gretchen Gordon hug at a vigil held for the victims of Saturday’s shooting at Chabad of Poway synagogue, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Poway, Calif. A man opened fire on Saturday in the synagogue in the neighborhood of San Diego as worshippers celebrated on the last day of an important Jewish holiday. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

POWAY, Calif. – The Latest news about the shooting at a California synagogue (all times are local):

8:20 pm

Hundreds of people gathered Sunday night at a park for a vigil in honor of the victims of an attack at a synagogue the day before.

People in the community a park near the Chabad synagogue in Poway held candles and listened to the prayer in Hebrew. The leaders asked the members of the community to do actions to remember Lori Kaye, 60, a former member of the synagogue, who was killed on Saturday in the attack.

Mayor Steve Vaus said he would stand with the community, and Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, who was shot in the attack, said seeing the crowd come together and provided comfort.

“What happened to us, happened to us all,” Goldstein said.


3:51 pm

A Southern California rabbi who was shot during a deadly attack on his synagogue, says that he has received a call from President Donald Trump.

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein on Sunday, told reporters Trump called him for his sympathy on behalf of the American people.

Goldstein says Trump was a reassuring and spoke about his love for peace, Judaism, and Israel.

Authorities say a 19-year-old man opened fire on the synagogue in Poway, California, during a service on Saturday, killing one woman and injuring three people, including Goldstein.


2:30 pm

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein says the shooter fled after the weapon in the attack on a San-Diego-area synagogue is jammed.

Goldstein spoke in front of Chabad of Poway on Sunday, a day after an attack killed a woman and injured three others, including the rabbi.

He says that he looked up on Saturday and saw a young man with sunglasses standing before him with a gun. Goldstein says he lifted up his hands and was shot. He says that he lost his index finger.

And then, Goldstein says, “it is a miracle the gun.”

A 19-year-old arrested after the attack is expected to be indicted this week on charges including murder and attempted murder.

Goldstein said: “terrorism, such as us in the lurch.”


1:30 pm

An 8-year-old girl hit by shrapnel during a shooting at a San Diego-area synagogue says that they had just finished praying and was ready to go play with other children when gunshots rang out.

Noya Dahan said on Sunday that her uncle hurried to her and the other children outside when the gunman fired repeatedly at Chabad of Poway. A suitor, 60-year-old Lori Kaye, was killed on Saturday in the attack.

Noya says her leg was bleeding but the doctors in the hospital told her that she would not need surgery. Her uncle, 34-year-old Almog Peretz, was also hit by shrapnel and has been released from a hospital.

Noya says she was very afraid.

Her father, a 32-year-old Israel Dahan, says he turned over a folding table, as soon as he saw the man enter carrying a long gun. A suspect has been arrested.

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, who was also injured, schedule an afternoon press conference outside the synagogue.


12:30 pm

Officials say the three people injured in a shooting on a Southern California synagogue have been released from hospitals.

The attack during the Passover service Saturday at Chabad of Poway killed one congregant, 60-year-old Lori Kaye.

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein was shot in the hand. Two worshipers — 34-year-old Almog Peretz and 8-year-old Noya Dahan — suffered wounds from shrapnel.

Hospital officials say Sunday that all three have been discharged.

Goldstein tells CNN that his battered hand will serve as a reminder of how vulnerable we all are to acts of terror.

The police are searching the home of the 19-year-old alleged shooter, who was arrested shortly after the attack. He expects to be indicted this week on charges including murder and attempted murder.


10:30 pm

Shimon Abitbul says when gunfire erupted in a San Diego-area synagogue, he immediately his 2-year-old grandson on the floor.

Abitbul said Sunday that he was attending a service at Chabad of Poway a day earlier with his son-in-law and grandson when the shooting started.

Abitbul he picked up the toddler and sprinted away, then there was a pause in the gunfire. He Later returned to try to help a woman who he described as having a hole in her chest. He later found out the 60-year-old Lori Kaye died of her injuries.

He says that the town’s rabbi was a shot in the hand and had wrapped his injured fingers in a prayer shawl.

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein and two other people who were injured are expected to recover.

Abitbul says that he is still coming to terms with the massacre.


10:15 pm

A friend of the woman killed in Southern California synagogue shooting, said the victim’s doctor husband was called to tend to an injured suitor and fainted when he realized that it was his wife.

Sixty-year-old Lori Kaye died after shot Saturday at Chabad of Poway near San Diego. Three others were hurt.

Municipality (Roneet Lev related an account of Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein of how Kaye threw themselves before him, may save his life. Goldstein is recovering from a gunshot wound to the hand.

Lev tells the Los Angeles Times that Kaye, the man began to do CPR on an injured person, and was devastated when he realized that it was his wife.

Lev says Kaye had gone to the synagogue to say the Kaddish Jewish prayer for the dead for her mother, who recently died. Lev says now the irony is that people will say that prayer for her now.


10 hours

A shrine of flowers to honor those who shot at a San Diego-area synagogue is growing on the pavement in the vicinity of the location where a gunman killed a congregant and injuring three others.

In addition to the Chabod of Poway, the synagogue, the Father of Alexander Federoff said Sunday that he is praying for the recovery of Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, who was admitted to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the side after Saturday’s shooting.

Federoff says that its Orthodox Christian community in the middle of a prayer service when the gunfire sounded, and that his church welcomed Jewish congregants and tried to offer them comfort.

A suitor, 60-year-old Lori Kaye, was killed.

Goldstein tells CNN that two other victims were released from the hospitals.

The researchers try to find the San Diego home of the 19-year-old shooter, who surrendered to the police.

Poway Mayor Steve Vaus has meeting with the residents, with hugs, and ulcers of the solidarity.


6:20 pm

The rabbi of a California synagogue that was the scene of a massive shooting recalls the time that the suspected shooter pointing his gun at him.

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein says he’s in the middle of his Saturday sermon at Chabad of Poway when he heard loud sounds. Goldstein said during a telephone interview Sunday on “Today” he “was face-to-face with this killer, this terrorist,” then he turned around.

He says that he put his hands up to protect himself and lost one of his fingers in the shot.

A person, 60-year-old Lori Kaye, was killed in the shooting. The rabbi remembered her as a “pioneering, founding member” of the church and says that he is “devastated” by her death.

At least three others, including Goldstein, were injured.

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