The suspect had AR-15 type assault riffle along with handguns it is reported….
A suspect was in custody on Saturday morning after a fatal shooting with multiple casualties near the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, where Sabbath services were taking place, according to local officials.
At least 12 people were injured, three of whom appeared to be law enforcement and at least eight of which were fatalities, according to preliminary information from multiple senior law enforcement officials.
It is believed the suspect was armed with an AR-15-style rifle and multiple handguns.
Congregants told MSNBC that a circumcision celebration, known as a bris, was taking place in the synagogue this morning.
Pittsburgh Public Safety tweeted on Saturday morning that there was an active shooter in the area around the synagogue and said to avoid the area. Pittsburgh Police Commander Jason Lando said there were multiple casualties and said it was imperative neighbors in the surrounding area sheltered in place….
Trump says if they “had protection [guns] inside” the synagogue, “the results would have been much better.”
Replying to @pbump @EliStokols
Oddly, the police who were shot had guns…
Asked if he would now tone down his rhetoric, Trump said “I could really tone (the rhetoric) up because, you know, the media has been really unfair to me”.
Just so we get this right?
CNN Breaking News
The Pittsburgh synagogue shooter made anti-Jewish comments during the incident, law enforcement official says https://cnn.it/2ELwImo
Sad news: Ten people were killed in the shooting inside Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue Saturday morning, Pittsburgh City Councilman Corey O’Connor’s Chief of Staff Curt Conrad tells CNN…..
Police say 11 people were killed and six people, including four police officers, were injured….
Democratic Socialist Dave says
Donald J. Trump
2 hours ago
…This evil Anti-Semitic attack is an assault on humanity. It will take all of us working together to extract the poison of Anti-Semitism from our world. We must unite to conquer hate.
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2 hours ago
All of America is in mourning over the mass murder of Jewish Americans at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. We pray for those who perished and their loved ones, and our hearts go out to the brave police officers who sustained serious injuries…
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Donald J. Trump Retweeted
4 hours ago
Just now: President Trump invited Rabbi Benjamin Sendrow to offer a prayer for the victims of the attack in Pittsburgh.
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4 hours ago
As you know, earlier today there was a horrific shooting targeting and killing Jewish Americans at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The shooter is in custody, and federal authorities have been dispatched to support state and local police…
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7 hours ago
Events in Pittsburgh are far more devastating than originally thought. Spoke with Mayor and Governor to inform them that the Federal Government has been, and will be, with them all the way. I will speak to the media shortly and make further statement at Future Farmers of America.
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9 hours ago
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!
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… but the President still thinks it more important to proceed to his rally tonight