From the LA Times:
A gunman armed with a semiautomatic rifle walked into a suburban San Diego County synagogue and opened fire on the congregation Saturday, killing one person and injuring three in an attack that authorities believe was motivated by hate. A 19-year-old was arrested in connection with the shooting, authorities said. The gunman entered Chabad of Poway on Chabad Way about 11:20 a.m. and started firing.
Earnest appears to have written a letter posted on the Internet filled anti-Semitic screeds. In the letter, he also talked about the planning the attack.
“How long did it take you to plan the attack? Four weeks. Four weeks ago, I decided I was doing this. Four weeks later, I did it.”
Earnest, who is white, wrote that he was willing to sacrifice his future “for the sake of my people.”
Poway Mayor Steve Vaus called it a “hate crime,” based on statements the shooter was heard making as he entered the synagogue.
Here’s where I express my thoughts and prayers for the people in the community and those affected by, yet, another form of violent hate. And honestly, I do. But this stupid-ass shit keeps happening again and again, and it’s draining on many of us that society, as a whole, could actively care less about this and future acts yet to come.