Family of suspect in synagogue attack ‘shocked’


POWAY, Calif. (AP) — The family of the suspect in the California synagogue shooting says they’re “shocked and deeply” saddened by the deadly attack.

In a statement released through a San Diego law firm, the family of John T. Earnest says he and his five siblings was raised in “a family, a faith, and a community that all rejected hate.”

The attack Saturday at Chabad of Poway killed one woman and wounded three others, including the synagogue’s rabbi.

The family says it is a “terrifying mystery” what attracted their son to “such darkness.”

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