President Trump offers sympathies after synagogue shooting


President Donald Trump speaks to the media outside the White House about a shooting at a synagogue in Poway, Calif., Saturday April 27, 2019, as he leaves Washington en route to Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

POWAY (AP) – President Donald Trump has offered “deepest sympathies to the families of those affected” by a shooting at a synagogue outside San Diego.

At the White House, Trump said Saturday that the shooting “looked like a hate crime” and called it “hard to believe.”

He spoke from the South Lawn before flying to a rally in Wisconsin. Authorities say a 19-year-old man opened fire on Chabad of Poway on the last day of Passover, killing one woman and wounding three others, including a girl.

They say he reported the shooting and surrendered without incident after an officer pulled him over.

San Diego County Sheriff William Gore said at a news conference that he had no details on motive. Authorities say they were reviewing copies of his social media posts.

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