8 killed at Pittsburgh synagogue shooting; gunman who yelled 'all Jews must die' has been arrested
Shooter fired at police, barricaded himself inside the Tree of Life synagogue in the city before surrendering
At least eight people were killed and a number of others injured after a shooting incident at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh during a service on Saturday.
According to reports, a heavy-set white male with a beard, believed to be the suspect has surrendered. CBS reported that a SWAT team was seen talking with the suspect, who was crawling and injured. The extent of his injuries is yet unclear, but KDKA sources confirm ed the identity of the suspect as Robert Bowers.
Pittsburgh Police spokesman Chris Togneri confirmed that the suspect had surrenderd and and was in custody and three police officers had been shot. He confirmed multiple causalities, but did not divulge how many.
KDKA cited police sources as saying the gunman walked into the building and yelled, “All Jews Must die.” KDKA confirmed that eight people have died, and others had been shot but the extent of their injuries in unknown at this time.
President Donald Trump tweeted that he was “watching the events unfolding in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Law enforcement on the scene. People in Squirrel Hill area should remain sheltered. Looks like multiple fatalities. Beware of active shooter. God Bless All!”
Events in Pittsburgh are far more devastating than originally thought. Spoke with Mayor and Governor to inform them that the Federal Government has been, and will be, with them all the way. I will speak to the media shortly and make further statement at Future Farmers of America.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2018
Vice-President Mike Pence said on Twitter he was “praying for the fallen, the injured, all the families impacted, and our courageous first responders. God bless them all.”