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‘Multiple’ People Are Reportedly Dead After A Shooting At A Pittsburgh Synagogue


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A gunman entered a Pittsburgh synagoguge Saturday morning and committed yet another mass shooting, according to police and multiple reports on the scene. CNN is reporting that at least 11 people have been killed at a mass shooting at a synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood. Additionally, six people were injured.

Bob Jones, the FBI Special Agent in Charge, said that was the “most horrific crime scene” he’s ever seen.

The police have arrested one shooter, who surrendered after injuring multiple police officers in the attack. The massacre occurred at the Tree of Life synagogue Saturday morning. Police were dispatched when they received reports of an active shooter. Details are currently minimal, but it was estimated that there would have been around 40 people attending the morning’s service. Three of the wounded include police officers.

Pittsburgh Police Commander Jason Lando told reporters that there had been “multiple” casualties, and he urged those living near the synagogue to remain indoors.


Fred Rabner, a member of the synagogue, told CNN it was a “close-knit community,” and that everyone was calling around to ensure everyone’s safety.

“Everyone is just shaken up and upset,” Rabner said. “It’s awful, it’s just awful.”

The shooter, currently unidentified, reportedly made anti-Semitic comments during the incident.

Tree of Life is a conservative synagogue, which term doesn’t describe its politics. Conservative is a denomination within Judaism.

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