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Multiple casualties reported in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting; suspect in custody

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Oct 27 2018 10:45am

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Police respond to an active shooter situation at the Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pa., on Oct. 27, 2018.

(Pam Panchak/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

 

Police are reporting a suspect is in custody after a shooting that caused "multiple casualties" at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday.

Three officers were also shot in the attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood.

Police spokesman Chris Togneri says police have no more information at this time because they are still trying to clear the building and figure out if any more threats exist.

The synagogue is located at the intersection of Wilkins and Shady avenues. The tree-lined residential neighborhood of Squirrel Hill, about 10 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, is the hub of Pittsburgh's Jewish community.

President Donald Trump says he's been monitoring the shooting. In a tweet, Trump encouraged people to shelter in place and said "looks like multiple fatalities."

 

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Up to 7 shot dead in Pittsburgh synagogue, 3 police wounded. Suspect shouted 'Jews need to die'

Kimberly Leonard & Salena Zito

 October 27, 2018 11:35 AM

 Updated Oct 27, 2018, 12:18 PM

PITTSBURGH — An all-clear has been called after a mass shooting Saturday morning that left several members of the Tree of Life Synagogue congregation dead, three officers shot, and numerous others injured. The gunman has surrendered and is in custody.

The unofficial number of dead is seven.

The call came of an active shooter at 10:20 am in Pittsburgh to the Conservative synagogue in the leafy tree lined streets in the historically Jewish Squirrel Hill neighborhood of the city.

 

Steve Herman, a reporter for VOA News, wrote on Twitter that the suspect told police, "All these Jews need to die."

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CNN: Shooter identified in deadly shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue

Dakin Andone, Jason Hanna and Joe Sterling, CNN

Updated 1:39 PM ET, Sat October 27, 2018

The suspected gunman who carried out a deadly shooting Saturday at a Pittsburgh synagogue has been identified as Robert Bowers, 46, according to law enforcement officials.
A law enforcement official previously told CNN the shooter made anti-Semitic statements during the shooting.
Multiple people have been killed in Saturday morning's shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, according to a city official.
The shooter surrendered to Pittsburgh police and was being transported to Mercy Hospital, said Curt Conrad, chief of staff for City Councilman Corey O'Connor.
Another law enforcement official told CNN at least 12 people have been shot.
Three police officers were shot, officials said earlier at an impromptu press conference. It's unclear if they are part of those casualties.
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Robert Bowers: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Paul Farrell

Updated Oct 27, 2018 at 1:36pm

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1. Bowers Was Armed With an AR-15 ‘Style’ Rifle & Was Shot by Police

NBC News’ Tom Winter reports that Bowers was armed with an AR-15 ‘style’ rifle, in addition to multiple handguns. KDKA has described Bowers as being a “heavy-set white male with a beard.” When Bowers emerged from a standoff with police, he was crawling due to injuries. The station also reported that Bowers is alleged to have opened fire on responding officers.

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2. Bowers Said on Gab That He Did Not Vote for Donald Trump Because Trump Has Allowed Jewish People in His Administration & Among His Supporters

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Bowers was an active poster on an alternative version of Twitter, Gab, which is popular with white supremacists, white nationalists, members of alt-right groups and others who have been kicked off of mainstream social media sites. Bowers went by the moniker One Dingo, @onedingo, on the site. In his bio section, Bowers wrote, “jews are the children of satan. (john 8:44) — —- the lord jesus christ is come in the flesh.” Shortly after the shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation, Bowers’ Gab account was deleted.

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In a post a few days before the shooting, Bowers wrote, “Trump is a globalist, not a nationalist. There is no #MAGA as long as there is a k*** infestation. #Qanon is here to get patriots that were against martial law in the 90’s to be ones begging for it now to drain muh swamp. But go ahead and keep saying you are #Winning.” That same day, Bowers wrote, “amazing amount of division on gab today. glas the overwhelming jew problem has been solved so we can now fight with each other.” In another message, Bowers wrote of Trump, “For the record, I did not vote for him nor have I owned, worn or even touched a maga hat.”

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Pittsburgh School Board refuses to arm police on campus

Jazz Shaw

Oct. 27 2018

This turned out to be a particularly oddly timed story to come across after the Synagogue shooting this morning. Someone should probably have a word with the parents and teachers in the Pittsburgh Public School system. At a recent meeting of the school board, a measure was brought up for a vote which sounds as if it should be a no-brainer except for the fact that it hadn’t been done long ago. Should the police who patrol on school campuses be armed? That was the question before the board. And they shot it down (pun intended) by a margin of 8 to 1. (CBS Pittsburgh)

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Great timing guys!!! :thumbup:...:thumbup:...:blink:

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Update

Prosecutors criticized for nixing plea offer from Pittsburgh synagogue shooter

Lawyers for suspect Robert Bowers say trial could have been avoided in exchange for life-without-parole sentence, but Attorney’s Office committed to seeking death penalty

Oct. 16 2019

PITTSBURGH — Lawyers for the man accused of shooting to death 11 worshipers in a Pittsburgh synagogue last year said in a filing Tuesday that the case would be over if federal prosecutors had accepted his offer to plead guilty in return for life-without-parole, as survivors of the deadly shooting said they sought closure more than revenge.

Lawyers for Tree of Life shooting defendant Robert Bowers made the statement in a response to prosecutors’ proposal to start trial in mid-September 2020.

 

Federal prosecutors rejected the plea offer in favor of pursuing a death penalty, but drew criticism from some of the synagogue congregants who said accepting the plea offer would bring speedy closure and avoid the trauma of going through a lengthy trial.

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