Eight-year-old Noya Dahan had finished praying and gone to play with other children at her Southern California synagogue when gunshots rang out. Her uncle grabbed her and the other children, leading them outside to safety as her leg bled from a shrapnel wound.

Noya recalled how the group of children cried out of fear after a gunman entered Chabad of Poway on Saturday morning and started shooting.

The onslaught on the last day of Passover, a Jewish holiday celebrating freedom, wounded Dahan, her uncle and the congregation’s rabbi. The attack killed beloved congregant Lori Kaye, 60.

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein speaks at a news conference at the Chabad of Poway synagogue, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Poway, Calif. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein speaks at a news conference at the Chabad of Poway synagogue, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Poway, Calif. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Authorities said the 19-year-old gunman opened fire as about 100 people were worshipping exactly six months after a mass shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue.

Kyle Fox, 4, and his father Brady Fox hold a sign at a vigil held to support the victims of Chabad of Poway synagogue shooting, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Poway, Calif. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
Kyle Fox, 4, and his father Brady Fox hold a sign at a vigil held to support the victims of Chabad of Poway synagogue shooting, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Poway, Calif. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
Leslie Gollub, left, and Gretchen Gordon hug at a vigil held to support the victims of Saturday's shooting at Chabad of Poway synagogue, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Poway, Calif. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
Leslie Gollub, left, and Gretchen Gordon hug at a vigil held to support the victims of Saturday’s shooting at Chabad of Poway synagogue, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Poway, Calif. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
People gathering on a street corner hold signs in support of the victims of the Chabad of Poway synagogue shooting, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Poway, Calif. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
People gathering on a street corner hold signs in support of the victims of the Chabad of Poway synagogue shooting, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Poway, Calif. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
Flowers and signs sit at a memorial across the street from the Chabad of Poway synagogue, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Poway, Calif. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
Flowers and signs sit at a memorial across the street from the Chabad of Poway synagogue, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Poway, Calif. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
A group of Poway residents bring flowers and cards to a memorial outside of the Chabad of Poway synagogue, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Poway, Calif. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy) (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
A group of Poway residents bring flowers and cards to a memorial outside of the Chabad of Poway synagogue, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Poway, Calif. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy) (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
Heavily armed San Diego police officers approach a house thought to be the home of 19 year-old John T. (John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)
Heavily armed San Diego police officers approach a house thought to be the home of 19 year-old John T. (John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)
People gathering on a street corner hold signs in support of the victims of Saturday's shooting at Chabad of Poway synagogue, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Poway, Calif. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
People gathering on a street corner hold signs in support of the victims of Saturday’s shooting at Chabad of Poway synagogue, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Poway, Calif. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
Flowers and signs sit at a memorial across the street from the Chabad of Poway synagogue, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Poway, Calif. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
Flowers and signs sit at a memorial across the street from the Chabad of Poway synagogue, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Poway, Calif. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, right, is hugged by Stephen Lee as he arrives for a news conference at the Chabad of Poway synagogue, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Poway, Calif. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, right, is hugged by Stephen Lee as he arrives for a news conference at the Chabad of Poway synagogue, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Poway, Calif. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
A group organized by Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence holds a rally in Squirrel Hill, Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
A group organized by Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence holds a rally in Squirrel Hill, Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
A shooting at a synagogue outside San Diego where worshippers were celebrating the last day of Passover sent four people to the hospital Saturday, but the extent of their injuries was not clear, officials said. (April 27)
A shooting at a synagogue outside San Diego where worshippers were celebrating the last day of Passover sent four people to the hospital Saturday, but the extent of their injuries was not clear, officials said. (April 27)

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