Mass Shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue — Suspect Has Surrendered — Was Screaming, “All These Jews Need to Die!”
Police are responding to an active shooting situation at the The Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh.
There are reports of MULTIPLE FATALITIES!
BREAKING: HEAVY POLICE ACTIVITY AT TREE OF LIFE SYNAGOGUE IN SQUIRREL HILL pic.twitter.com/nHIPehF3ar
— Chris Lovingood WTAE (@CLovingoodWTAE) October 27, 2018
A man reportedly walked into the synagogue and opened fire during a Saturday service.
FOX News reported the shooter went to the third floor of the synagogue. Several worshippers were rescued from the lower floors.
RT reported: The shooter was reportedly wearing a green jacket, a blue shirt, and blue jeans. The radio chatter has cited his date of birth as September 4, 1972.
POLICE: Suspect in custody, multiple fatalities and 3 officers shot at Pittsburgh area synagogue.
— Max Winitz (@MaxWinitzWNKY) October 27, 2018
Shooter was screaming, “All Jews must die!”
#BREAKING: #Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting:
–3 police officers shot
–Gunman arrested, walked in yelling "All Jews must die."
–Tree of Life Synagogue
–Live coverage: https://t.co/zNLpv1Uk3i
Latest details: https://t.co/JhSP1URRNT pic.twitter.com/7l4CFl6vkm
— KDKA (@KDKA) October 27, 2018
KDKA’s Andy Sheehan reports that at least four people have been confirmed dead, possibly as many as 7 to 8 could be dead.
KDKA reported the man has surrendered.
CBS Local reported:
Police have requested that residents stay inside their home as they have exchanged gun fire with a suspected gunman.
KDKA’s Meghan Schiller reports that a suspect has surrendered. The SWAT team has been talking with the suspect, and he was crawling and injured. The suspect is is still alive.
When officers arrived the gunman reportedly shot at them, forcing officers to use their vehicles as a shield.
Two police officers were reportedly shot.