11 Dead, Several Others Shot At Pittsburgh Synagogue

11 Dead, Several Others Shot At Pittsburgh Synagogue, by KDKA2 Pittsburgh.

Eleven people have been killed and a number of others injured after a shooting at The Tree of Life 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. …

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. …

It is believed that Bowers acted alone. …

At least six other people were injured, including several police officers. …

The shooting happened during weekly Shabbat services at the synagogue. The building was full of people for a Saturday service and police said they received several calls from people barricaded inside. …

Police are also investigating if Bowers announced his intentions on social media this morning. … One posting stated, “HIAS [Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society] likes to bring invaders in that kill our people. I can’t sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, I’m going in.”

The Jews are usually the first victims of the enemies of civilization, but rarely the last.