Synagogue Shooting “Darkest Day Of Pittsburgh’s History”
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Leaders across the nation are condemning the deadly mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. Federal investigators say it will take them all week to process the scene. The special agent in charge of the FBI’s investigation called it “the most horrific crime scene” he had seen in his 22-years with the agency. Robert Bowers is the alleged gunman and is recovering at a hospital from gunshot wounds he received during a shoot out with police. He’s expected in court tomorrow afternoon where he’s expected to be charged with a hate crime. Eleven people were shot dead, ranging in age from 54 to 97. Two of the victims were a married couple and two of them were brothers. Several others were injured including four police officers, three of which were shot. A fourth officer was hurt from shrapnel and broken glass.
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto called the shooting the “darkest day of Pittsburgh’s history.” It’s also being called the worst anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history. President Trump has ordered all flags outside the White House and other federal buildings to be lowered to half-staff to honor the victims.
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