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What We Know About The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting So Far

A gunman killed 11 people attending services at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburg on Saturday. 


A gunman killed 11 people attending services at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburg on Saturday. Witnesses say 46-year-old Robert Bowers stormed into the synagogue yelling anti-Semitic slurs then proceeded to shoot and kill 11 people and injure at least an additional four, including three law enforcement officers.

Bowers has been arrested and charged with 29 federal charges in all, including 11 counts of using a firearm to commit murder and several hate crime charges.

The names of the victims were released Sunday morning, CNN reports.

  • Joyce Fienberg, 75, Oakland neighborhood, Pittsburgh
  • Richard Gottfried, 65, Ross Township
  • Rose Mallinger, 97, Squirrel Hill neighborhood, Pittsburgh
  • Jerry Rabinowitz, 66, Edgewood Borough
  • Cecil Rosenthal, 59, and David Rosenthal, 54, brothers, Squirrel Hill
  • Bernice and Sylvan Simon, 84 and 86, married, Wilkinsburg
  • Daniel Stein, 71, Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh
  • Melvin Wax, 88, Squirrel Hill, City of Pittsburgh
  • Irving Younger, 69, Mount Washington neighborhood, Pittsburgh

While he was being treated for multiple gunshots he received during a firefight with authorities, the gunman reportedly told a SWAT operator “that he wanted all Jews to die and also that they (Jews) were committing genocide to his people.”

Bowers had reportedly posted numerous anti-Semitic remarks on social media, including criticisms of Donald Trump for surrounding himself with “k—s.”

President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, and her husband, Jared Kushner, are both Jewish, as are their three children.

“Trump is a globalist, not a nationalist,” Bowers said via Gab, a social media platform, just days prior to the the shooting, CNN reports. “There is no #MAGA as long as there is a k— infestation.”