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At least four people were confirmed dead Saturday
morning after a gunman opened fire at a Pittsburgh
Police responded to reports of an active shooter
during a prayer service at the Tree of Life Congregation
Synagogue, where local media reported people were still
Officials confirmed a suspect was in custody after
“multiple casualties” inside the synagogue in addition to 3
officers who were shot.
At least four were confirmed dead in a
shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue Saturday morning after a
gunman opened fire on a prayer service and targeted the
responding police, the local CBS affiliate reported.
Police spokesman Chris Togneri told reporters there
were “multiple casualties” inside the synagogue in addition to 3
police officers who were shot before a suspect was taken into
Local media reported officials
expect more victims as they continue to clear the scene.
Police responded to the active shooter Saturday morning at the
Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in Pittsbugh’s
Squirrel Hill neighborhood. Officers were then reportedly forced
to use their cars as shields as the gunman targeted them.
Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
were also reportedly responding to the scene.
Pittsbugh Public Safety officials confirmed the situation at 9:34
AM and urged residents to avoid the area.
ALERT: There is an active shooter in the area of WILKINS and Shady. Avoid the area. More info will be released when it is available.
— Pgh Public Safety (@PghPublicSafety) October 27, 2018
A reporter for Pittsburgh’s WPXI tweeted a video of the heavy
The congregation was reportedly full for a Saturday
service and police told local outlets they received calls from
people barricaded inside the building.
President Donald Trump tweeted that he was
watching the events unfold.
Pittsburgh Magazine described Squirrel Hill as
“the unequivocal center of Pittsburgh’s Jewish population”
that has been home to Jewish families and communities for nearly
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