11 dead, 6 more injured in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

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11 dead, 6 more injured in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

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UPDATED 12:54 PM

At a press conference this morning, the 11 victims of yesterdays shooting were identified. All of the victims were middle-aged or older. The victims included a pair of brothers and a husband and wife pairing.

At a press conference, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto spoke about Pittsburgh’s resilience.

We will be here to help you through this horrific episode. We’ll get through this darkest day of Pittsburgh’s history by working together. Squirrel Hill is the most diverse neighborhood in Western Pennsylvania,” said Peduto. “We will be there in all communities to support our friends in the Jewish community.

Jeffrey Finkelstein the President and CEO of Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh also spoke at the press conference.

“I want to echo a lot of the thanks and gratitude that people have already expressed to local law enforcement, to the FBI to the DHS, the Salvation Army, the Red Cross who have been there with us yesterday at the JCC (Jewish Community Center),” said Finkelstein. “We will definitely get past this and be a strong Jewish community like we’ve always been.”

UPDATED 10:03 PM

The shooter has been confirmed as 46 year-year-old Robert Bowers. Bowers surrendered to police after firing into the Tree of Life Congregation shouting “All Jews must die.”

Bowers shot multiple people with an assault rifle and also had 3 handguns.

Bowers has been charged with 29 federal counts of violence and firearms charges.

Including

  • 11 counts of Obstruction of excersie of Religious Beliefs Resulting in Death
  • 11 counts of Use of a firearm to commit murder and in relation to a crime of violence
  • four counts of obstruction of exercise of religious beliefs resulting in bodily injury to a public safety officer
  • three counts of use and discharge of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

UPMC has confirmed that 11 people are dead and six others including four officers were wounded.

Four of the six victims are being treated at UPMC Presbyterian. A 61-year-old female victim, a 70-year-old male a 55-year-old officer and another officer.

Another Victim is being treated at UPMC Mercy and another being treated at Allegheny General Hospital.

 

SQUIRREL HILL — Multiple people are dead and more are injured, according to police.

The shooting occurred at the Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

Four police officers were shot during the incident and at least 11 people are dead, according to Pittsburgh Public Safety.

Catholic Bishop David Zubic spoke with the media outside of the synagogue and consoled a crying woman. The bishop was conducting mass when he was informed of the shooting.

This story is developing and more information will be provided when available.

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