US Authorities: Mayhem at Pittsburgh Synagogue a 'Hate Crime'

US Authorities: Mayhem at Pittsburgh Synagogue a 'Hate Crime'

US Authorities: Mayhem at Pittsburgh Synagogue a 'Hate Crime'

Members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and others gather on 28 October 2018 outside of the Tree of Life Synagogue after a shooting there left 11 people dead in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh on 27 October 2018.

State and federal affidavits show that Bowers told an officer while he was being treated for his injuries "that he wanted all Jews to die and also that they (Jews) were committing genocide to his people".

Contributing to this report were Associated Press writers Mark Gillispie and Gene Puskar in Pittsburgh, Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo in Washington, Marc Levy in Harrisburg, Michael Kunzelman in Silver Spring, Maryland, and Michael Rubinkam in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Calls began coming in to 911 from the synagogue just before 10 a.m. Saturday.

"I think people in my community are scared right now".

Daniel Stein, 71, of Squirrel Hill, Pa.

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People gather on a corner near the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa., where a shooter opened fire Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, injuring multiple people.

Six others were injured, including four police officers who engaged in a gun battle with the suspect, and two members of the congregation.

He also had posted said that he considered Jewish people the "enemy of White people" and blamed Jews for helping migrants in the caravan approaching the United States. Witnesses said that Bowers, as he entered the synagogue, shouted, "All these Jews must die!"

Victims taken to area hospitals included a 61-year-old woman, a 70-year-old man, and a 55-year-old officer.

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The local medical examiner, Dr. Karl Williams, said, "Lots of shots were fired, there were casings everywhere".

Piltz said news of the Pittsburgh shooting came as his community was already on high alert following the recent killing of Eliyahu Moscowitz, an Orthodox Jew who supervised a kosher kitchen in Rogers Park.

"It isn't what you say after the tragedy that only matters", Greenblatt added.

In addressing the family members of the victims, the mayor said: "We are here as a community of one for you".

"This evil Anti-Semitic attack is an assault on humanity", he tweeted.

The attack happened amid a perceived rise in hate-related crimes nationwide and at the end of a particularly tense week in which more than a dozen explosive devices were sent to critics of President Donald Trump. We stand together with the American people in the face of this horrendous anti-Semitic brutality.

An interfaith candlelight vigil a few blocks away from the site of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

"We go through times of light together and we go through times of darkness together". "This time it was us, but we can't tolerate hate in our country here, or anywhere".

The family recently left for Pittsburgh, where they will attend funeral services on Tuesday, Gibbons said.

The rabbi, who had helped pull people out of the synagogue after the attack, chanted a memorial prayer in Hebrew, wiping his eyes with a handkerchief.

Pope Francis at the Vatican called the massacre an "inhuman act of violence". "And we all pray for the speedy recovery of the wounded".

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