Oct 27, 2018
A right-wing, anti-semitic shooter opened fire during a baby-naming ceremony at a Pittsburgh synagogue Saturday, killing 11 people and wounding six others, including four police officers, authorities said.
The FBI named the suspect as Robert Bowers, 46.
Bowers has an active license to carry a firearm and has made at least six known firearm purchases since 1996, a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation told CNN. On September 29, Bowers posted photos of his handgun collection on his Gab.com account, which included multiple clips and sights. Shortly before the shooting, Bowers posted on his Gab account that he "can't sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, I'm going in."
\u201cPittsburgh suspect Robert Bowers posted this AM \u201cHIAS likes to bring invaders in that kill our people..I\u2019m going in\u201d https://t.co/2T5c6xdPhC\u201d— Laura Rozen (@Laura Rozen) 1540657567
Pittsburgh Police says there are ''multiple casualties'' in a mass shooting near a synagogue in Pittsburgh. The shooting was reported Saturday morning near the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood. Early reports say that 12 have been shot, including three police officers, and that eight are dead.
The suspect, a white male, has surrendered according to live TV reports at the scene. A SWAT team had been talking with the suspect, and he was crawling and injured. Police sources say the gunman walked into the building with an assault weapon and yelled, "All Jews Must die."
\u201c#BREAKING: Suspect has surrendered. He is injured. Here is the scene just a few blocks away from the synagogue. At least 8 people killed @KDKA\u201d— MEGHAN SCHILLER (@MEGHAN SCHILLER) 1540653293
\u201c@realDonaldTrump Truth: Those 5,000 migrants pose no danger to us...not even if they were on our border.\n\nWhat poses a danger to Americans are the murderers among us like the anti-Semitic monster who massacred 8 Jews and shot 3 police officers in Pittsburgh this morning.\n\nWE are the problem!\u201d— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1540652908
\u201cAs seen today, antisemitism, like racism, bigotry, and xenophobia, is alive and kicking in America. It\u2019s just being stoked to action through hateful speech and nationalist mentality. My heart goes out to the victims in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. \u2764\ufe0f\ud83d\ude2d\u201d— Michelle Mars (@Michelle Mars) 1540655404
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