At least eight people were killed and a number of others injured after a shooting incident at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh during a service on Saturday.
According to reports, a heavy-set white male with a beard, believed to be the suspect has surrendered. CBS reported
that a SWAT
team was seen talking with the suspect, who was crawling and injured. The extent of his injuries is yet unclear, but KDKA
sources confirm ed the identity of the suspect as Robert Bowers.
Pittsburgh Police spokesman
Chris Togneri confirmed that the suspect had surrenderd and and was in custody and three police officers had been shot. He confirmed multiple causalities, but did not divulge how many.
KDKA cited police sources as saying the gunman walked into the building and yelled, “All Jews Must die.” KDKA confirmed that eight people have died, and others had been shot but the extent of their injuries in unknown at this time.
President Donald Trump tweeted that he was “watching the events unfolding in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
. Law enforcement on the scene. People in Squirrel Hill area should remain sheltered. Looks like multiple fatalities. Beware of active shooter. God Bless All!”