Anti-Semitic terror reached the United States on Saturday morning as Jewish people observed the Sabbath. Pittsburgh's KDKA reports that at least eight people are dead and more are injured after a gunman opened fire at a Pittsburgh synagogue while shouting, "All Jews must die":
Eight people have been killed and a number of others injured after a shooting situation at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill on Saturday.
KDKA’s Meghan Schiller reports that a suspect, a white male, has surrendered. The SWAT team had been talking with the suspect, and he was crawling and injured. It is unclear the extent of his injuries.
Three police officers were also shot. their conditions are currently unknown.
Police sources tell KDKA’s Andy Sheehan the gunman walked into the building and yelled, “All Jews Must die.” Sheehan confirmed that eight people were confirmed dead. Others had been shot but the extent of their injuries in unknown at this time...
The shooting happened during weekly Shabbat services at the conservative Jewish Synagogue, the building was full was full of people for a Saturday service and police say they’ve received several calls from people barricaded inside the Synagogue...
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