Not This Again
Earlier today, a shooting occurred at a Pittsburgh synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood near downtown Pittsburgh just before 10 a.m. EDT. The suspect was taken alive and the authorities have identified him as Robert Bowers, age 46, per multiple media outlets across the country.
As he was firing his weapon, he reportedly yelled many ethnic slurs including ” ALL JEWS MUST DIE.”
According to USA Today, the scene according to people on the ground was pretty horrific.
Pittsburgh television station KDKA and NBC reported that eight people have been killed and a number of others injured at Tree of Life synagogue. A male suspect has surrendered to police and three police officers were also reportedly shot, according to KDKA-TV.
The FBI is treating the incident as a hate crime and leading the investigation, Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich said.
“It’s a very horrific crime scene,” Hissrich said. “It’s one of the worst I’ve seen.”
The gunman allegedly walked into the building and yelled “All Jews must die!” before opening fire, according to the news station.
Now, I should note that there are various reports of how many people have lost their lives in this shooting. The news conference held earlier did not confirm. We do know that 4 police officers were injured.
This guy is obviously crazy and that they were able to take him alive I guess was a good thing for the purposes of trying to find out what he was thinking. No matter what, if you go shooting into any area where innocent people are you have a screw loose.
My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this immense tragedy today.
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