Pittsburgh: 11 dead after shooting at synagogue

Active shooter at Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in Pittsburgh

Jones said Bowers was armed with an assault rifle and three handguns.

President Trump addresses supporters in IL following the attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

A SWAT team arrives at the Tree of Life Synagogue inPittsburgh, Pa. where a shooter opened fire injuring multiple people, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.

Gab, which promotes itself as a free-speech alternative to the more heavily policed Twitter and has been a popular gathering space for the alt-right, said it backed up the user data and suspended the account, then told the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the data held by the company.

Bowers appears to be the author of a recent rash of violently anti-Semitic posts on social media, notably on the Gab.com social networking website, where conspiracy theories - like a discredited report linking Hillary Clinton to pedophiles - are common. "Screw your optics, I'm going in", he had posted on the social media site.

Wendell Hissrich, the city's public safety director, said there was no further threat to the public. "It's one of the worst that I've seen and I've been on some plane crashes", said a visibly moved Hissrich.

HIAS is a non-profit group based in Maryland that helps refugees around the world find safety and freedom. He was injured in the ribs and was transferred to hospital after being detained by police.

He called the shooting a "terrible, bad thing".

Tree of Life * Or L'Simcha is a traditional, progressive and egalitarian Jewish congregation located in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood. Trump replied that it was "certainly an option" to what he said was "a world with many problems".

"These senseless acts of violence are not who we are as Americans", he said.

At Tree of Life, three simultaneous Shabbat services take place in the main part of the building on Saturdays.

The BBC's Dan Johnson in Washington said the shootings came at a tense time in the USA, after a week in which mail bombs were sent to critics of Mr Trump, ahead of crucial mid-term elections next month.

Thousands of people, some holding candles, gathered for a vigil in the Squirrel Hill neighbourhood on Saturday night in honor of the victims, whose names were not immediately released.

Some of Canada's premiers also weighed in, with Ontario's Doug Ford saying we must work together to "defeat anti-Semitism and bigotry in all its forms", and newly minted Quebec Premier Francois Legault calling for people to "unite against hatred and racism".

Detective Chakia Fennoy, a spokeswoman for the Baltimore Police Department, said officers will be paying special attention to synagogues and other religious institutions.

A fundraising page set up for the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that left 11 people dead has already raised more than $60,000. "Just adjacent to Tree of Light's service area, a congregation was in the rabbi study room and they would have had approximately 15 people in there".

The crime scene was "horrific", he told reporters.

Jeff Finkelstein of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh said local synagogues have done "lots of training on things like active shooters, and we've looked at hardening facilities as much as possible".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top CBI Director Alok Verma challenges ouster in SC
Oct 28, 2018 - 06:48
Nageswar Rao, an IPS officer considered close to the Modi government, continues to remain the CBI director in the interim period. The CVC, through solicitor-general Tushar Mehta, sought more time to conduct the inquiry, saying two weeks would not be enough.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top India vs West Indies 3rd ODI scorecard
Oct 28, 2018 - 06:33
Hope, who had come after the fall of Powell, was joined by Marlon Samuels, who too, fell cheaply after scoring just nine runs. For three-match T20 series against Australia: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan , K.L.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top USA to revoke visas of Saudis implicated in killing of writer
Oct 28, 2018 - 05:24
He was sacked by the Saudi Kingdom on Friday, along with Saud al-Qahtani, who was a top aide to Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. But he also said that does not want the United States to lose investments from Riyadh, a close US ally.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ooops, Meghan Markle Forgot To Take The Price Tag Off Her Dress
Oct 27, 2018 - 19:46
The dress also needed to be suitably modest for the wedding held in a chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle , she said. The original frockcoat uniform worn by Prince Harry will not be on display, but an exact replica will be available.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump links anger in society to 'inaccurate reporting by mainstream media'
Oct 27, 2018 - 19:10
The incident comes just two weeks before midterm elections, which are expected to be a referendum on Trump's performance. Trump said that political violence isn't part of America and can not be allowed to become a part of the country.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top PM Narendra Modi's Japan visit aimed at boosting strategic global partnership (Curtainraiser)
Oct 27, 2018 - 18:43
Mr Abe said their two countries were playing "an indispensable role in the economic development of not just Asia but the world". It is also expected to promote trust, which has been fragile at times since they restored diplomatic relations in 1972.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chance for Rohit Sharma to breach Sachin Tendulkar's ODI batting record
Oct 27, 2018 - 17:47
Tendulkar had reached the landmark of 10000 ODI runs during a one-day global against Australia in Indore on December 18, 2018. With this, Kohli became the fifth Indian batsman and the 13 player in the world to achieve the milestone of 10,000 ODI runs.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sri Lanka in political turmoil after prime minister Wickremesinghe sacked
Oct 27, 2018 - 16:12
The aide, Mahinda Amaraweera, said Rajapaksa has the majority needed in the 225-member Parliament to run a stable government. President Sirisena's party withdrew from the ruling coalition after simmering tensions between him and Wickremesinghe.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Osaka vows to come back stronger after WTA defeat
Oct 26, 2018 - 06:26
However, Osaka fought back to earn two break points and levelled the match at 5-5 with a brilliant forehand victor . She said: "Obviously Kerber, I have played some really great matches against her, so looking forward to that".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Multiple People Shot At A Kentucky Kroger — HAPPENING NOW
Oct 26, 2018 - 05:13
Stallard is father of Kellie Watson , who serves in the mayor's office as his chief racial equity officer. Deacon said he saw two men run out of the store into the parking lot, shooting at each other.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi can trigger oil prices rally
Oct 26, 2018 - 04:30
Oil prices rose above $80 a barrel, two weeks before USA sanctions, that might stop Iran's oil supplies, enter into effect. Gasoline production decreased last week, averaging 10 million barrels per day.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Red Dead Redemption 2 gets a companion app
Oct 26, 2018 - 00:09
Other aspects of the game will be available through the mobile app like the journal and the full digital manual. This takes their dedication to giving players a deep and interactive world to get lost in to a whole new level.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Police probe suspicious package addressed to Robert De Niro
Oct 25, 2018 - 23:58
The spree of bomb alerts was kicked off Monday with a device found at the NY home of billionaire liberal donor George Soros . What is in the manila envelopes with bubble wrap? Each package had six American flag Forever stamps on the envelope.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Public Prosecutor: Turkish report says Khashoggi killing was premeditated
Oct 25, 2018 - 23:46
The official could not confirm whether Haspel had listened to an alleged audio recording of the killing. The Saudi government admitted Thursday that Khashoggi's killing was planned ahead of time .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top CSKA Moscow fans injured in escalator accident in Rome
Oct 24, 2018 - 04:52
The metropolitan station at Piazza Repubblica near the main Termine train station was closed by investigators. Witnesses quoted by police said the Russian fans had been singing and jumping before the escalator gave way.