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authorities on Sunday said police are investigating the deadly shooting in the southern California synagogue as a hate crime and said the man accused of carrying out that attack is also under investigation for a mosque arson police identified the suspect as nineteen year old John Ernest of San Diego the apparent author of a rambling violently anti semitic and anti Muslim manifesto who claim to have said a nearby mosque on fire last month and said he was inspired by the gunmen who killed forty nine people at two mosques in New Zealand authorities say Ernest walked into the suburban synagogue late Saturday morning the last day of Passover and opened fire with the military style assault rifle killing one woman inside and wounding three others including the congregations rabbi rabbi Goldstine %HESITATION sustained what is most likely a defensive wounds %HESITATION where he has injuries to both index fingers he will most likely lose his right index finger there was a thirty four year old male who %HESITATION receive some shrapnel injury %HESITATION and the minor also receive shrapnel injury to the leg as well as the face the minor is an eight year old Israeli girl in the thirty four year old male is her uncle their family had moved to the United States in search of a safer life after their home near the Gaza Strip was hit several times by Palestinian rocket attacks after the shooting police said Ernest fled in a car escaping an off duty US border patrol agent who shot at the get away car but missed the suspect who was short time later pulled over and surrendered to police sadly were seen this happen all too often around our country San Diego county sheriff bill gore said Ernest has no prior criminal record , Saturday shooting unfolded six months to the day after eleven worshippers were killed and six others wounded in an attack on the tree of life synagogue in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on Saturday night mourners they're held a vigil for the victims on the other side of the country the Passover attack comes amid an upsurge in reports of anti semitism nationwide and abroad and followed a recent spate of deadly attacks on places of worship around the world including the shootings in Christchurch New Zealand and the suicide bombings during Easter Sunday services at several churches entry Lanka