Today (27 Oct) around 10 am at the synagogue Tree of Life was a shooting in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania). This information was confirmed by Deputy Allegheny County Sheriff Kevin Kraus.
According to police, the gunman opened fire in the synagogue of Pittsburgh and shouted: «All Jews must die.»
Reporter Andy Sheehan from KDKA reported that the incident resulted in at least 8 people were killed.
UPD.: According to recent reports, the death toll has risen to 11 people. 6 injured.
The synagogue is located on the corner of Wilkens and Shady Avenues. In the building — a lot of people who came to Saturday’s service. According to the police, received several calls from people barricaded inside the synagogue.
Public safety Department of Pittsburgh confirmed the information about the active arrow. The office also asked to avoid the area Squirrel Hill, where the shooting occurred.
ALERT: There is an active shooter in the area of WILKINS and Shady. Avoid the area. More info will be released when it is available.
— Pgh Public Safety (@PghPublicSafety) October 27, 2018
Between police and an unknown person was shooting. Injured 3 officers.
The suspect also was wounded and surrendered. According to unconfirmed reports, the shooting was arranged by 48-year-old Robert Bowers, repeatedly leaving anti-Semitic statements online. At the moment, his Twitter account deleted.
President Donald trump wrote on Twitter that watching the situation in Pittsburgh. «God bless all!» — said the American leader.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2018
Governor of Pennsylvania Tom wolf called the incident an «absolute tragedy».
«My thoughts are now focused on the victims, their families, and that law enforcement officers had all the necessary resources,» said wolf.
#BreakingNews Reports of an active shooter in a synagogue in Squirrel Hill. Huge police presence pic.twitter.com/vodOAuEBsu
— Lori Houy (@WPXI_Lori) October 27, 2018
Located near Carnegie Mellon University was blocked and students received a message which said that they stay inside.
One of the law enforcement officials told CNN that at least 12 people received gunshot wounds.
Anti-Defamation League called the incident “probably the most deadly attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States.”