MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Local synagogues in Mobile are horrified to hear of another deadly shooting at a synagogue in just six months.
The congregation at the Chabad synagogue near San Diego, California, was packed with worshipers celebrating the final day of Passover when a gunman started shooting.
The Rabbi, a child, and two others were shot. One of the victims, a woman, died.
The mayor of Poway is calling this a hate crime.
This is the second shooting at a synagogue in less than a year. Six months ago today, 11 people were killed at the Tree of Life in Pittsburgh.
The Tree of Life Synagogue in Mobile didn’t want to speak on camera, for fear of copy cats. But gave News 5 this statement, “it’s very sad that in these days and times there’s so much hate, hate should not be directed against synagogues, churches, anyone. The sad thing that there’s so much hate that has come to this country, shows this country is on the decline, the moral compass being eroded away. Leadership, where is the leadership in this country, from Congress, from the Senate.”
In response to the shooting in Pittsburgh, the Tree of Life in Mobile increased security at their synagogue, and they tell us they plan to keep that in place.