John Earnest, the 19-year-old man arrested in connection with today’s Chabad of Poway Synagogue, reportedly published a manifesto prior to the attack.
As a result of the shooting, an adult woman has died and four other people sustained serious injuries. Following the shooting, the victims were taken to the Palomar Medical Center for treatment.
John Earnest Manifesto
The manifesto, which details his motivations behind the shooting, can be found here.
“My name is John Earnest and I am a man of European ancestry. The blood that runs in my veins is the same that ran through the English, Nordic, and Irish men of old. I am a descendant of one of the original colonists of Roanoke—John Earnest” the manifesto begins.
Furthermore, in the manifesto, Earnest clarifies that he does not support Trump, calling him a “Zionist, Jew-loving, anti-White, traitorous c********r.”
Additionally, Earnest stated that he is not politically conservative because he is “not a useless, spineless coward.”
Earnest, who says he is a nursing student, is currently in the custody of California police.
What Happened at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue?
The shooting reportedly began at 11:23 a.m. local time. Earnest was reportedly stopped by armed civilians.
One female victim has reportedly died as a result of the shooting. In addition to the deceased, four other people were injured in the shooting.
The victims have been identified as Rabbi Yisorel Goldstein, an adult male, an adult woman, and a young child. Rabbi Goldstein founded the Chabad of Poway Synagogue center in the year 1986.
Earnest, who was reportedly armed with a tactical helmet and a tactical vest, has been arrested by authorities.
The Aftermath of the Shooting
At the time of this writing, the victims who remain alive are reportedly in critical condition.
The mass shooting at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue came on the last day of Passover and exactly six months after the Tree of Life shooting that left 11 people dead.
The reports of a mass shooting at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue is just the latest in a string of lockdowns, bomb threats, active shootings and mass shootings that have plagued the United States of America in recent year.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families during this extremely difficult time.
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