Saturday, October 27, 2018

11 Dead, Several Others Shot At Pittsburgh Synagogue

Eleven people have been killed and a number of others injured after a shooting at The Tree of Life conservative synagogue in Squirrel Hill on Saturday.

Police sources tell KDKA’s Andy Sheehan the gunman, 48-year-old Robert Bowers, walked into the building and yelled, “All Jews must die.” Sheehan’s sources also confirmed that eleven people have died. No children are among the deceased. Bowers was reportedly armed with an AR-15 and three handguns.  The initial call to 911 was made around 9:54 a.m. and officers were dispatched to the scene within a minute. When officers arrived, the gunman reportedly shot at them, forcing officers to use their vehicles as a shield. Bowers was said to be exiting the building when he encountered a uniformed officer and went back inside. Eventually, he was pinned down on the third floor and apprehended.

President Trump begins his speech at the national FFA convention earlier today, by condemning anti-Semitism following the fatal shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue.

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