Saturday, October 27, 2018

Breaking News: Mass Murder in Pittsburgh Synagogue

Live Update (12:55 p.m.): 12 Shot, 4 Dead, 3 Cops Wounded, Shooter in Custody, Synagogue Secured
8 Dead, Several Wounded
News Brief

8 dead, several injured in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
October 27, 2018 11:16 a.m.


A view of the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Google Street View)

This is a developing story.

(JTA) — A gunman killed eight people and injured several others at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday.

The local CBS affiliate KDKA reported that the shooting occurred at around 10:20 a.m. during a bris circumcision ceremony at The Tree of Life, a 150-year old Conservative movement congregation in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood, which has a substantial Jewish population.

The suspect was described as a 46-year-old white male who surrendered to a SWAT team on the scene.

“All these Jews need to die,” the suspect said, according to reports.

Jason Lando, a police spokesman, told CNN that neighbors were told to keep indoors and shelter in place. Carnegie Mellon University also was put on lockdown.
Police said that at least three officers were hit in the gunfire exchanges.

President Donald Trump responded to the shooting on Twitter, saying that it “looks like multiple fatalities.”

“Watching the events unfolding in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,” Trump said. “Law enforcement on the scene. People in Squirrel Hill area should remain sheltered.”

Tree of Life, which merged five years ago with another congregation, Ohr L’Simncha, is on the same campus as two other synagogues: New Light, which is also Conservative, and Dor Hadash, a Reconstructionist synagogue.

The New York Police Department deployed extra officers to that city’s synagogues on Saturday morning.

Two of Pittsburgh’s professional sports teams, the Steelers and Penguins, tweeted their thoughts and prayers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...
The perp,Robert Bowers,said he "was not a Trump supporter.Trump is a traitor to ANY AMERICANS."
This referred to a quote that Bowers attributed to Trump,after Charlottesville,where POTUS commented,"African-Americans,Hispanic-Americans...ANY AMERICANS,should be allowed to live their lives free of violence."
"Trump had betrayed ANY AMERICANS(whites),"Bowers commented on a social media account before the shooting,
Many bring up the possibility of a future civil war,but currently it's being waged on an individual basis.Everyone sees that the USA is failing and in their own minds,cast blame (rightly or wrongly)on who is at fault.Some take actions like this.I'm not sure it can be attributed to "mental illness".
Bowers blamed Jews.Personally,I haven't thought about Jews as the primary problem here.Plenty of websites(including commenters on ZH)tirelessly blame rich Jews pushing an agenda of destruction on America--including being behind the flood of immigrants coming into the US.
I read that stuff cluelessly.I have no knowledge if that's true or not.What I DO know is what I see around me,my city and country,what's ruining it--it isn't Jews.
--GR Anonymous-I'm a white man