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At least 1 dead, 6 injured in Baltimore shooting, police say

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At least one person was dead and six others were injured Sunday following a shooting in Baltimore, officials said.

Police responded to a reported shooting just after 5 p.m. in 2500 block of Edmonson Avenue, Baltimore Police spokesperson Chakia Fennoy confirmed to Fox News.

Investigators said the incident happened during a cookout, but further information was not immediately available.

This is a developing story; please check back for updates.

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The Latest: Rabbi says Trump called to extend condolences

The Latest on the shooting at a California synagogue (all times local):

3:51 p.m.

A Southern California rabbi who was shot during a deadly attack on his synagogue says he has received a call from President Donald Trump.

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein on Sunday told reporters Trump called him to share his condolences on behalf of the American people.

Goldstein says Trump was comforting and spoke about his love of peace, Judaism and Israel.

Authorities say a 19-year-old man opened fire on the synagogue in Poway, California, during a service on Saturday, killing a woman and wounding three people, including Goldstein.

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2:30 p.m.

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein says the gunman fled after the weapon used in the attack at a San Diego-area synagogue jammed.

Goldstein spoke in front of Chabad of Poway on Sunday, one day after an attack killed a woman and injured three others — including the rabbi.

He says he looked up on Saturday and saw a young man wearing sunglasses standing in front of him with a rifle. Goldstein says he lifted his hands and was shot. He says he lost his index finger.

And then, Goldstein says, “miraculously the gun jammed.”

A 19-year-old arrested after the attack is expected to be arraigned this week on charges including murder and attempted murder.

Goldstein said “terrorism like this will not take us down.”

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1:30 p.m.

An 8-year-old girl hit by shrapnel during a shooting at a San Diego-area synagogue says she had just finished praying and was getting ready to go play with other kids when gunshots rang out.

Noya Dahan says Sunday that her uncle rushed her and the other children outside as the gunman fired repeatedly inside Chabad of Poway. A worshipper, 60-year-old Lori Kaye, was killed in Saturday’s attack.

Noya says her leg was bleeding but doctors at the hospital told her she wouldn’t need surgery. Her uncle, 34-year-old Almog Peretz, was also struck by shrapnel and has been released from a hospital.

Noya says she was very scared.

Her father, 32-year-old Israel Dahan, says he flipped over a folding table as soon as he saw the man enter carrying a long rifle. A suspect has been arrested.

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, who was also wounded, plans an afternoon press conference outside the synagogue.

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12:30 p.m.

Officials say the three people wounded in a shooting at a Southern California synagogue have been released from hospitals.

The attack during a Passover service Saturday at Chabad of Poway killed one congregant, 60-year-old Lori Kaye.

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein was shot in the hand. Two worshippers — 34-year-old Almog Peretz and 8-year-old Noya Dahan — suffered shrapnel wounds.

Hospital officials say Sunday that all three have been discharged.

Goldstein tells CNN that his scarred hand will serve as a reminder how vulnerable we all are to acts of terror.

Police are searching the home of the 19-year-old alleged shooter who was arrested shortly after the attack. He’s expected to be arraigned this week on charges including murder and attempted murder.

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10:30 a.m.

Shimon Abitbul says when gunfire erupted inside a San Diego-area synagogue, he immediately placed his 2-year-old grandson on the floor.

Abitbul says Sunday that he was attending a service at Chabad of Poway a day earlier with his son-in-law and grandson when the shooting started.

Abitbul he grabbed the toddler and sprinted away when there was a break in the gunfire. He later returned to try to help a woman he described as having a hole in her chest. He later found out 60-year-old Lori Kaye died of her wounds.

He says the congregation’s rabbi was shot in the hand and had wrapped his wounded fingers in a prayer shawl.

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein and two other people who were injured are expected to recover.

Abitbul says he’s still coming to terms with the carnage.

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10:15 a.m.

A friend of the woman killed in the Southern California synagogue shooting says the victim’s physician husband was called to tend to a wounded worshipper and fainted when he realized it was his wife.

Sixty-year-old Lori Kaye died after being shot Saturday at Chabad of Poway near San Diego. Three others were hurt.

Congregation member Roneet Lev related an account from Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein of how Kaye threw herself in front of him, possibly saving his life. Goldstein is recovering from a gunshot wound to the hand.

Lev tells the Los Angeles Times that Kaye’s husband began to do CPR on an injured person and was overcome when he realized it was his wife.

Lev says Kaye had gone to the synagogue to say the Kaddish Jewish prayer for the dead for her mother, who had recently died. Lev says now the irony is people will be saying the prayer for her now.

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10 a.m.

A shrine of flowers to honor those shot at a San Diego-area synagogue is growing on the sidewalk near the location where a gunman killed a congregant and injured three others.

Next door to the Chabod of Poway synagogue, Father Alexander Federoff said Sunday that he is praying for the recovery of Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, who was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the hand after Saturday’s shooting.

Federoff says his Orthodox Christian congregation was in the middle of a prayer service when the gunshots rang out and that his church welcomed Jewish congregants and tried to offer them comfort.

One worshipper, 60-year-old Lori Kaye, was killed.

Goldstein tells CNN that two other victims have been released from hospitals.

Investigators are searching the San Diego home of the 19-year-old shooter, who surrendered to police.

Poway Mayor Steve Vaus has been meeting with residents, offering hugs, and vowing solidarity.

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6:20 a.m.

The rabbi of a California synagogue that was the scene of a mass shooting recalls the moment the suspected shooter pointed a gun at him.

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein says he was in the middle of his Saturday sermon at the Chabad of Poway when he heard loud noises. Goldstein says during a phone interview Sunday on “Today” he was “face-to-face with this murderer, this terrorist” when he turned around.

He says he put his hands up to protect himself and lost one of his fingers in the shooting.

One person, 60-year-old Lori Kaye, was killed in the shooting. The rabbi remembered her as a “pioneering, founding member” of the congregation and says he is “heartbroken” by her death.

At least three others, including Goldstein, were injured.

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Man jailed in Oklahoma after being hurt in police shooting

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A man arrested on a robbery warrant after police opened fire on the truck he was in, injuring three young children, is in custody in an Oklahoma jail.

Choctaw County Jail records indicate that 21-year-old William Devaughn Smith was being held Sunday on an aggravated robbery complaint. He had been in custody in Texas after being released from a hospital there. The records don’t indicate whether Smith has an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says four children and their mother were with Smith when two officers approached him and gunfire broke out on Friday in Hugo, near the Texas state line.

Smith was treated for injuries at a hospital in Paris, Texas. The bureau says that three children, ages 5, 4 and 1, received injuries that are not life-threatening.

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The Latest: Tenn. police increase death toll at 2 homes to 7

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The Latest on the deaths of multiple victims at two homes in rural Tennessee (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

Authorities say a sixth body has been found in a residence in rural Tennessee, bringing the death toll at two area homes to seven.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Sunday in a news release that forensic scientists working at the scene at a home near the community of Westmoreland found the sixth body.

Another victim’s body was found at another home in the area Saturday. The state’s top law enforcement agency believes the two scenes are related.

Efforts to identify the victims are ongoing.

A 25-year-old suspect was arrested Saturday after being shot and wounded by police.

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1:30 p.m.

Authorities say the death toll at two homes in rural Tennessee has now reached six.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Sunday in a news release a fifth body was found at one home near the community of Westmoreland. Another victim’s body was found at another home in the area. The TBI believes the two scenes are related.

The statement says efforts to identify the victims are ongoing. Police haven’t released how the victims died.

TBI spokesman Josh DeVine says 25-year-old Michael Cummins was taken into custody Saturday night after being shot about a mile (1.6 kilometers) away from one of the crime scenes.

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8:40 a.m.

Police are investigating whether a suspect captured after an hours-long manhunt knew five people whose bodies were discovered in two homes in rural Tennessee.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh DeVine says 25-year-old Michael Cummins was taken into custody Saturday night after being shot about a mile (1.6 kilometers) away from one of the crime scenes near the community of Westmoreland.

Police say officers responding to a 911 call from a family member led to the original discovery of four bodies and an injured person at the first home. The injured victim was transported to the hospital with unspecified injuries. The fifth body was found in another home.

DeVine says Cummins was taken to a hospital for treatment of what’s believed to be injuries that aren’t life threatening.

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Worshippers recall fatal attack on California synagogue

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When gunfire erupted inside a Southern California synagogue during a service on the last day of Passover, Shimon Abitbul recalls he immediately placed his 2-year-old grandson on the floor and waited for a break in the shooting to grab the boy and sprint away.

Then Abitbul ran back to the shooting scene to try to help a woman he described as having a hole in her chest and who later died, he said, tears streaming down his face as he spoke Sunday outside the Chabad of Poway synagogue. The congregation’s rabbi, who was shot in the hand, had wrapped a prayer shawl around his bloodied fingers, Abitbul said.

The attack Saturday came exactly six months after a mass shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue.

John T. Earnest, 19, surrendered to police after bursting into the synagogue north of San Diego and opening fire as about 100 people were worshipping inside. Congregant Lori Kaye, 60, was killed in the attack, which injured Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, 8-year-old Noya Dahan and Almog Peretz, 34, authorities said.

Earnest, who had no previous contact with law enforcement, may be charged with a hate crime in addition to homicide, San Diego County Sheriff William Gore said. Police searched Earnest’s house and said he was also being investigated in connection with an arson attack on a mosque in nearby Escondido, California, on March 24.

Goldstein told NBC’s “Sunday Today” he was in the middle of his sermon when he heard loud noises. He turned around and saw he was “face-to-face with this murderer, this terrorist,” he said. He raised his hands to protect himself and lost one of his fingers in the shooting.

There were indications an AR-type assault weapon might have malfunctioned after the gunman fired numerous rounds inside, Gore said. An off-duty Border Patrol agent working as a security guard fired at the shooter as he fled, missing him but striking his getaway vehicle, the sheriff said.

Shortly after fleeing, Earnest called 911 to report the shooting, San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit said. When an officer reached him on a roadway, “the suspect pulled over, jumped out of his car with his hands up and was immediately taken into custody,” he said.

Goldstein described Kaye as a “pioneering, founding member” of the congregation and said he was “heartbroken” by her death.

A friend of Kaye’s, Audrey Jacobs, said on Facebook that she was told by a friend who was at the synagogue during the attack that Kaye was “taking bullets” for the rabbi to save his life, and that the rabbi continued to give his sermon after being shot.

Another friend, Roneet Lev, told the Los Angeles Times that Kaye’s physician husband was called to tend to a wounded worshipper and fainted when he realized it was his wife.

Lev said Kaye had gone to the synagogue to say Kaddish, a Jewish prayer for the dead, for her mother, who had recently died.

“The irony is, people will be saying it for her now,” Lev said.

Abitbul, who was visiting from Israel and staying with his daughter and her family in Southern California, said he was still coming to grips with the carnage.

“All of us are human beings,” he said. “It doesn’t matter if you are Jews or Christians or Muslims.”

Almog Peretz, who was wounded in the leg, had moved to California just a few months ago from the Israeli town of Sderot near the Gaza border, a frequent target of rocket attacks by the Hamas militant group. He said a man entered the synagogue and started shooting in all directions.

“I was with my back to the shooter. I heard a shot or two and then turned around to face him and that’s when he fired at me. I ran quickly, picking up a small girl in my hands,” he told the Israeli YNet news site. “He hit me once in the leg and I kept running. I didn’t feel it much since there were so many bullets flying by. I heard them and I saw them right next to me.”

Gore said authorities were reviewing Earnest’s social media posts, including what he described as a “manifesto.”

A person identifying himself as John Earnest posted an anti-Jewish screed online about an hour before the attack. The poster described himself as a nursing school student and praised the suspects accused of carrying out deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand last month that killed 50 and at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue on Oct. 27, in which 11 people were killed.

“It was a hate crime, no doubt about it,” national security adviser John Bolton said on “Fox News Sunday.” He said investigators have not seen any connection between the suspect and other extremist groups.

California State University, San Marcos, confirmed that Earnest was a student who was on the dean’s list and said the school was “dismayed and disheartened” that he was suspected in “this despicable act.”

Deb Lira, 71, of nearby Rancho Bernardo, said she was angry and sickened by the attack in what has long been a peaceful community. “I’m here because I’m Jewish and this is my message,” she said, pointing to a sign that read “never again” and “never forget.”

“I will not be silent,” she said.

There was no known threat after Earnest was arrested, but authorities boosted patrols at places of worship Saturday and again on Sunday as a precaution, police said.

President Donald Trump offered his sympathies Saturday, saying the shooting “looked like a hate crime.”

“Our entire nation mourns the loss of life, prays for the wounded and stands in solidary with the Jewish community,” Trump said later at a rally in Wisconsin. “We forcefully condemn the evils of anti-Semitism and hate, which must be defeated.”

Gov. Gavin Newsom said he joins the community in grief.

“No one should have to fear going to their place of worship, and no one should be targeted for practicing the tenets of their faith,” he said.

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Associated Press writers Elliot Spagat in Poway and Daisy Nguyen in San Francisco contributed to this report.

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This story has been corrected to show the victim’s name is Lori Kaye, not Kayne.

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Man jailed after hospital release following police shooting

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A man who was arrested on a robbery warrant after police opened fire on the truck he was in, injuring three young children, has been released from a Texas hospital.

Choctaw County Jail records indicate that 21-year-old William Devaughn Smith was being held Sunday on an aggravated robbery complaint. The records don’t indicate whether Smith is represented by an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says four children and their mother were with Smith when two officers approached him and gunfire broke out on Friday in Hugo, near the Texas state line.

Smith was treated for injuries and released from a hospital in Paris, Texas. The OSBI says that 5-, 4- and 1-year-old children received non-life threatening injuries. Their names and conditions weren’t released.

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The Latest: Tenn. police increase death toll at 2 homes to 6

The Latest on the deaths of multiple victims at two homes in rural Tennessee (all times local):

1:30 p.m.

Authorities say the death toll at two homes in rural Tennessee has now reached six.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Sunday in a news release a fifth body was found at one home near the community of Westmoreland. Another victim’s body was found at another home in the area. The TBI believes the two scenes are related.

The statement says efforts to identify the victims are ongoing. Police haven’t released how the victims died.

TBI spokesman Josh DeVine says 25-year-old Michael Cummins was taken into custody Saturday night after being shot about a mile (1.6 kilometers) away from one of the crime scenes.

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8:40 a.m.

Police are investigating whether a suspect captured after an hours-long manhunt knew five people whose bodies were discovered in two homes in rural Tennessee.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh DeVine says 25-year-old Michael Cummins was taken into custody Saturday night after being shot about a mile (1.6 kilometers) away from one of the crime scenes near the community of Westmoreland.

Police say officers responding to a 911 call from a family member led to the original discovery of four bodies and an injured person at the first home. The injured victim was transported to the hospital with unspecified injuries. The fifth body was found in another home.

DeVine says Cummins was taken to a hospital for treatment of what’s believed to be injuries that aren’t life threatening.

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California synagogue rabbi recalls moment he came ‘face-to-face’ with gunman in shooting that killed 1, injured 3

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Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein recalled the moment he came “face-to-face” with the 19-year-old accused gunman who opened fire inside a California synagogue, killing a beloved member of the congregation and injuring the Jewish leader and two others on Saturday.

Goldstein told NBC’s “Today” show on Sunday he heard a loud bang before turning around and seeing a man holding a rifle inside Chabad of Poway near San Diego. John Earnest allegedly walked into the synagogue on Sunday and opened fire on worshippers who were celebrating the last day of Passover, according to officials.

“As soon as I walked into the banquet hall, I heard a large bang, a large noise and I didn’t know what that was…and I turned around and I was face-to-face with this murderer, terrorist, who was holding a rifle and looking straight at me,” Goldstein said in a phone interview on “Today.”

“As soon as he saw me he started to shoot toward me and that’s when I put my hands up,” he added. “My finger got blown away.”

The rabbi said the shooter continued to fire several rounds, killing Lori Kaye “right there on the spot.” Audrey Jacobs, who said she was a friend of Kaye, wrote in a Facebook post that the 60-year-old shielded the rabbi from the bullets to save his life.

“You were always running to do a mitzvah (good deed) and gave tzedaka (charity) to everyone. Your final good deed was taking the bullets for Rabbi Mendel Goldstein to save his life,” Jacobs wrote.

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Goldstein recalled turning around as Earnest rained terror inside the synagogue and saw children, including his granddaughter, in the banquet hall.

“I just ran, not even knowing that my fingers were blown off, and hurled all the kids together and got them outside and went into the sanctuary, got everyone out of the sanctuary to safety,” Goldstein said.

An off-duty Border Patrol agent working as a security guard was at the scene and fired at Earnest as he was fleeing, San Diego County Sheriff William Gore said on Saturday. The shot missed Earnest but struck his getaway vehicle, police said.

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Flowers and signs sit at a memorial across the street from the Chabad of Poway synagogue, Sunday. (AP)

Goldstein, who lost his finger, and two others were injured in the shooting. Kaye was a “pioneering, founding member” of the congregation, Goldstein said, adding that he was “heartbroken” over her death.

“She’s just such a dear friend. I’ve known her for 33 years and I’m just so heartbroken and saddened by the senseless killing,” Goldstein told “Today.”

Earnest was taken into custody after he called 911 to report the shooting, then jumped out of his car with his hands up when an officer pulled him over on the road, police said. Authorities said a search warrant was served at Earnest’s home, car and the synagogue and a manifesto written by a person identifying himself as John Earnest is being investigated.

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An exterior view of the Altman Family Chabad Community Center at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Poway, Calif. Several people were injured in a shooting at the synagogue. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

SUSPECT IN CALIFORNIA SYNAGOGUE SHOOTING REPORTEDLY INSPIRED BY NEW ZEALAND MOSQUE KILLINGS

In the manifesto, posted an hour before the attack, the author said he hates “anyone who seeks the destruction of my race” and said he was inspired by last month’s attack on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, that left 50 Muslim worshippers dead.

Saturday’s shooting comes six months after 11 people died and seven others were wounded when Robert Bowers allegedly opened fire inside a Pittsburgh synagogue. It was the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Illegal immigrant accused of murdering friend on video was supposed to be deported but Cuba refused him

An illegal immigrant accused of murder is stuck on U.S. soil after officials in his home country refuse to accept his deportation because of his criminal history.

David Paneque, 29, was allegedly caught on video fatally shooting his friend Leandro Lopez, 31, while the two were at a parking garage in Miami last month. As Paneque sits in jail awaiting trial, it’s been revealed by the Tampa Bay Times that he was supposed to be deported  to Cuba nearly two years ago, but the country wouldn’t take him back because of his extensive criminal past.

Paneque, who has previous ties to the gang Sur-13 and went by the nickname “Psycho,” was first arrested in 2007 when he stabbed a man several times while robbing him. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison for attempted murder and armed robbery, and he picked up another criminal charge while in jail for attacking guards at his facility. Paneque was released in 2017 but remained in the custody of ICE for a month, during which time a judge ordered that he be sent back to Cuba.

The only problem was that, among renewed diplomatic relations with Cuba under the Obama administration, Cuba accepts very few deportations. Last year, they allowed less than 500 people to be returned, despite the fact that more than 37,000 Cuban nationals are facing orders of removal, according to ICE.

Because Cuba refused his return, Paneque was placed under an “order of supervision,” and released back into Miami. Before being arrested for the murder of Leandro Lopez, Paneque joked with police officers during questioning about his failed deportation.

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“Where are they going to send me? Cuba doesn’t want me,” Paneque said. “They don’t want me here. They don’t want me there.”

Paneque was arrested on Wednesday and charged with the murder of Leandro Lopez, and police say the motive for the slaying is still unclear.

The entirety of the exchange between what appears to be Paneque and Lopez was caught on a hidden camera in a parking garage after its owner secretly installed the camera after his car was vandalized. In a 5-minute interaction obtained by the Miami Herald, the two men chat for a moment, then Paneque allegedly grabs his gun and hides it for a moment before turning it on Lopez. The victim then begs for his life, and the shooter appears to calm down for a moment — even appearing to hug Lopez at one point — but then shoots him several times point-blank.

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The entirety of the exchange between what appears to be Paneque and Lopez was caught on a hidden camera in a parking garage after its owner secretly installed the camera after his car was vandalized (Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office)

Paneque admitted that he knew the 31-year-old Lopez through a friend he met in prison, and the two would frequent strip clubs together — which Paneque told officers they did on the night of Lopez’s death. Paneque admitted that the two took his Ford F-150 to several strip clubs together, and admitted that it was him in photos showing the two riding around together.

Paneque told police that he dropped Lopez off at his SUV and didn’t see him after that — before police stunned him by showing him the footage of the cold-blooded murder.

At that point, he invoked his right to remain silent.

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There have been attempts by Florida politicians to address this issue — as Paneque not the only dangerous criminal that Cuba refuses to admit back into their country.

Former Miami U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, who introduced an immigration bill last year that failed, said that needs to change.

“This illustrates a major flaw in our immigration laws,” he told the Tampa Bay Times. “Even though this individual is an undocumented immigrant with a history of violent crime, by law, he had to be released.

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“It’s the Cuban government,” Curbelo added. “Bottom line, they have no interest in any kind of cooperation with the United States. They are the problem.”

At home, however, there are things that can be done to help — a responsibility that falls on the president, according to Juan Carlos Gomez, director of the Carlos A. Costa Immigration & Rights Clinic at Florida International University.

“There are steps the Trump administration could take to prevent the situation from getting worse,” he said.

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2 synagogue shooting victims escaped Gaza rocket attacks: ‘We came from fire to fire’

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A family member of two injured victims in Saturday’s shooting at a synagogue in a San Diego, California, suburb said his family had moved there from a town in Israel near the Gaza border amid constant rocket attacks.

“We came from fire to fire,” said Israel Dahan, the father of 8-year-old Noya Dahan, who was hit by shrapnel in the face and leg after a shooter stormed into the Chabad of Poway as about 100 people were celebrating the last day of Passover.

Dahan made the comment on an Israeli radio program, according to The Times of Israel. He said a few years ago he moved with his family to California from Sderot, which is in southern Israel near the Gaza border. Dahan said his family’s home in the Israeli town had been hit by rockets several times over the years, and that he was injured during one of the attacks.

He added, after moving to the U.S. several years ago, the family’s new home was targeted by anti-Semites, who spray-painted swastikas on the walls.

“It can happen anywhere. We are strong,” Dahan said.

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According to The Times of Israel, Noya Dahan’s injured uncle, Almog Peretz, said life in Sderot prepared him to respond to the synagogue attack. He reportedly was shot in the leg in Saturday’s shooting as he was trying to protect children in the synagogue.

Peretz said his instincts kicked in on Saturday after spending the last 15 years often rushing to shelters to hide from thousands of rockets fired by terror groups in the Gaza Strip.

The Times of Israel is reporting that from his hospital bed, Peretz told Israel’s Channel 12 that it’s “sad” but he knows “a bit about running from the Qassam rockets” because he is originally from Sderot.

“A person with a big rifle, like an M16, entered the synagogue and started shooting everywhere,” Peretz told the news outlet as he described Saturday’s attack. “At first we thought the ceiling had collapsed, but then I turned around and saw he was aiming his weapon at me.”

He said he noticed there were many small children next to him.

“I took a little girl who was our neighbor and three nieces of mine and ran. I opened the back door and we ran with all the children to a building in the back. I hid them in that building,” said Peretz.

“As I picked up the girl, the terrorist aimed his weapon at me. I was injured in the leg.”

Peretz said he then returned to the synagogue because another niece was still inside.

He said, “I came back because one of my nieces was stuck in the bathroom. I had to go back and bring her.”

“Fortunately she stayed there and the terrorist had already left,” he continued.

Local authorities said 19-year-old John Earnest opened fire with an assault rifle on worshippers during morning services on Saturday, killing 60-year-old Lori Gilbert-Kaye and injuring the rabbi, Yisroel Goldstein; Noya Dahan; and her uncle Peretz. All three wounded victims are in stable condition, according to The Times of Israel.

Authorities said Earnest surrendered to police.

Audrey Jacobs, a woman who identified herself as Gilbert-Kaye’s friend, posted on Facebook that Gilbert-Kaye was a woman who was “always running to do a mitzvah (good deed)” and that her “final good deed was taking the bullets for Rabbi Mendel Goldstein to save his life.”

Jacobs said Gilbert-Kaye leaves behind “a devastated husband and her 22-year-old daughter.”

She added the other victims and their families want to share this message: “At the Chabad of Poway Synagogue on Shabbat (Saturday) and the last day of the Passover holiday, a 19-year-old stormed in and said ‘F— the Jews’ and opened fire with an AR-type assault weapon.”

The post said, “He shot and killed Lori Kaye z”l (of blessed memory) who took the bullets for the Rabbi. Tragically the Rabbi was still shot in the hand and he gave a sermon telling everyone to stay strong.”

“The horror continues, the other victims suffering shrapnel injuries include a 8-year-old girl, Noya Dahan. She asked for her picture to be shared and for everyone to know she is strong. The other shrapnel victim was Almog Peretz,  age 32, Noya’s uncle who came from Sderot to visit his family for the Passover holiday. He was a hero today, gathering the children and leading them to safety.”

The Facebook post also said, “During the shooting a brave off-duty border patrol agent chased and fired at the shooter as he ran off. Fortunately he was caught by the authorities and is in custody.”

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“Noya’s family moved to San Diego from the Israeli city of Sderot (San Diego’s sister city) to get away from the terrorism and the constant attacks on their community. The peaceful city in Israel they’re from is in the Negev and is less than a mile from the Gaza border. For years their home has been a major target of Qassam rocket attacks from terrorists in the Gaza Strip,” Jacobs added in the Facebook post.

According to San Diego County Sheriff William Gore, Earnest, who reportedly had no previous contact with law enforcement, may be charged with a hate crime in addition to homicide. Earnest is also being investigated in connection with an arson attack on a mosque in nearby Escondido, California, on March 24.

Gore added that the off-duty Border Patrol agent working as a security guard fired at the shooter as he fled, missing him but striking his getaway vehicle.

San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit said, shortly after fleeing, Earnest called 911 to report the shooting and when an officer reached him on a roadway, “the suspect pulled over, jumped out of his car with his hands up and was immediately taken into custody.”

Gore said authorities were reviewing copies of Earnest’s social media posts, including what he described as a “manifesto.”

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A person identifying themselves as John Earnest posted an anti-Jewish screed online about an hour before the attack. The poster described himself as a nursing school student and praised the suspects accused of carrying out deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand last month and at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue in October.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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